We believe in American democracy and the power of local communities to better themselves. We know that high-quality, trustworthy, non-partisan and connect-the-dots local news reporting is essential to the strengthening of those communities and our country in the 2020s.

Acting on that belief, we’ve created Lookout Local.

Lookout is an emerging network of, digital-only, mobile-first, editorially robust, intensely local media outlets offering community-centric news and resources.

The company’s network of websites will serve small to mid-sized markets, repopulating news and advertising deserts with modern, vibrant news products.

Lookout Santa Cruz, the company’s first site, launched in November 2020. Its parent, Lookout Local Inc., is a public benefit corporation whose fundamental mission is to serve its communities with a new and higher standard of news, information and community engagement.

Contact Us

Newsroom: news@lookoutlocal.com

Membership services: membership@lookoutlocal.com

Marketing partnerships: alex@lookoutlocal.com

Reprints and Permissions

Lookout Local Inc. requires permission before any material — including, but not limited to, text, photos or videos — that is published in LookoutSantaCruz.com or any affiliated Lookout website can be reprinted. To obtain information about reprints and permissions, contact CEO Ken Doctor at ken@lookoutlocal.com or Executive Editor Chris Fusco at chris@lookoutlocal.com.

Meet the team

Ken Doctor is the Founder and CEO of Lookout Santa Cruz and its parent company, Lookout Local Inc.

Chris Fusco is the Executive Editor of Lookout Santa Cruz.

Jed Williams is the founding Chief Revenue Officer for Lookout Santa Cruz.

Alex Sibille is the Director of Community Partnerships at Lookout Santa Cruz.

Tulsi Kamath is the Managing Editor at Lookout Santa Cruz.

Mark Conley is the Deputy Managing Editor for Lookout Santa Cruz.

Wallace Baine is Lookout’s City Life Correspondent, covering arts, music and culture, as well as the people who make...

Mallory Pickett is the Environmental Correspondent for Lookout Santa Cruz.

Nick Ibarra is the Higher Education and General Assignment Correspondent for Lookout Santa Cruz.

Isabella Cueto is a Government Accountability Correspondent for Lookout Santa Cruz.

Patrick Riley is Lookout Santa Cruz’s county government accountability reporter.