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Gina Channell Wilcox

President and Publisher, Embarcadero Media/East Bay Division

925-621-1171 | Email

About Gina
Gina Channell Wilcox has been the president and publisher of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division since 2006. The division now includes the Pleasanton Weekly newspaper,, and A 30-year veteran of the journalism industry, Gina worked as a reporter and editor at a daily newspaper in a Chicago suburb for 15 years while earning her bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in business administration. Before moving to California, Gina was the executive editor/association publisher at a division of the Chicago Sun-Times, where she was responsible for a daily newspaper, 14 weekly newspapers and the corresponding news sites. She has earned several state and national journalism awards, including for investigative journalism and in-depth reporting for stories such as "Troubled schools: Parents seek answers on principal turnover, other concerns" and editorials such as "Livermore downtown referendum raises serious questions".
Stories by Gina
Southbound 680 closed south of Pleasanton due to ethanol spill
Traffic on Interstate 680 south of Pleasanton is heavily delayed this morning after the southbound lanes of the interstate were closed due to an ethanol spill that occurred at approximately 10 a.m. today.
[Friday, October 30, 2015]

2015 Tri-Valley Heroes recipients to be honored tonight
Awards to the recipients of the 2015 Tri-Valley Heroes awards will be presented tonight at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Pleasanton.
[Wednesday, October 7, 2015]

Tri-Valley Heroes nomination period opens
Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents. [ Nomination Form] [ Sponsorship Levels]
[Thursday, July 30, 2015]

Tri-Valley Heroes nomination deadline today
This is the last day to nominate candidates for our Tri-Valley Heroes a program, a salute to everyday heroes who deserve recognition but usually go unacknowledged.
[Friday, September 19, 2014]

Troubled schools: Parents seek answers on principal turnover, other concerns
School in Pleasanton starts Monday, and parents are busy buying back-to-school supplies and backpacks. But the district itself is still dealing with a bit of baggage from the previous school year that has yet to be packed away and forgotten.
[Thursday, August 21, 2014]

Tri-Valley Heroes
The Pleasanton Weekly is seeking nominations and sponsorships for the Tri-Valley Heroes awards program, our salute to the individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor.
[Tuesday, July 22, 2014]

Documents detail Walnut Grove principal's ouster
Jon Vranesh left his office at Walnut Grove Elementary School so quietly on Oct. 25, 2013, that not even the people closest to him on staff knew he had been asked to leave.
[Thursday, June 5, 2014]

Win free Alameda County Fair tickets!
We're giving away 15 pairs of Alameda County Fair tickets! Answer a few questions and enter a drawing to win. Only one entry per email address and you must be 18 or older to enter. Submit the form by 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Recipients will be notified June 16. They entry form is [ here].
[Wednesday, June 4, 2014]

Forever and free
Stoneridge patrons were shopping for more than just clothing and housewares this weekend.
[Sunday, June 1, 2014]

Former Walnut Grove principal files claim against district
Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh, who was placed on administrative leave Oct. 25, has filed a formal claim against the Pleasanton Unified School District.
[Wednesday, May 21, 2014]