Marc Sandalow is the Associate Academic Director of the University of California Washington Program. A journalist, author and teacher, Sandalow has spent the last 30 years writing and speaking on U.S. politics. His political analysis is featured five mornings a week on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He is also chief political analyst for Hearst Television – which broadcasts in 30 U.S. markets – as well as KPIX-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Bay Area.
Sandalow spent 21 years with the San Francisco Chronicle including 11 years as the paper’s Washington Bureau Chief. At the paper, he covered city halls in Berkeley and San Francisco, earthquakes, World Series (including an earthquake at a World Series) the impeachment of a president, a contested presidential election, the 2001 terrorist attacks and the career of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
He is the author of Madam Speaker; Nancy Pelosi's Life, Times and Rise to Power, and co-author of Ballparks: A Panoramic History. He is a former contributing editor to the California Journal, and editor of the California News Service. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Washingtonian, The Washington Examiner, the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Magazine, and Campaigns and Elections. He has appearance on many national broadcast outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox TV, Fresh Air, Democracy Now!, National Public Radio, and the Bill Press Show.