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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
Pedestrian critically injured in traffic collision on Hopyard
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Hopyard Road near Hansen Drive at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The pedestrian was transported to Eden Hospital with critical injuries.
[Tuesday, December 28, 2021]

Publisher's Note -- The future matters: Membership drive underway to support local journalism, nonprofits
We are holding a Fall Membership Drive. Through Nov. 11, we are asking at least 200 readers to join the thousands of their neighbors who are already members of the Pleasanton Weekly and become a Basic Annual Member at $120.
[Thursday, November 4, 2021]

Staying Healthy: Keeping students in classrooms
With a month in school, the four Tri-Valley school districts are diligently working to keep students on campus by limiting transmission of COVID-19, but it hasn't been easy for the districts, students or parents.
[Tuesday, September 21, 2021]

Cyril twins perform at racquetball nationals
Arya Cyril and Esha Cyril, twin sisters, doubles partners and current seniors from the Quarry Lane School in Dublin, recently competed at the USA Racquetball 2021 National Junior Championships held in Iowa.
[Friday, August 13, 2021]

Dying of thirst?
Creeks in Pleasanton are dry and, according to residents of one neighborhood, animals are literally dying of thirst. Creative and immediate help is sought to bring water to wildlife. But help might be detrimental instead of helpful.
[Friday, August 6, 2021]

Search ongoing for missing runner on Pleasanton Ridge
A search is underway on the Pleasanton Ridge for 37-year-old Philip Kreycik, who was reported missing by his wife Saturday after he failed to return from a run in the hills near the Moller Ranch staging area in Pleasanton.
[Sunday, July 11, 2021]

Fire in Pleasanton contained after burning 16.4 acres in grasslands
A brush fire reported in Pleasanton on Friday night has been contained after burning 16.4 acres. No structures were reported lost in the fire.
[Saturday, July 3, 2021]

Suspect arrested after short chase near Bernal Avenue
A 44-year-old man was arrested Friday after he led Pleasanton police officers on a chase on Bernal Avenue.
[Saturday, June 26, 2021]

Weekend on Main: Boon for restaurants and residents, bane for some retailers
Weekend closure of Pleasanton's Main Street has been popular with downtown visitors, has increased foot traffic for some retailers and been a godsend to restaurants, but it has had a negative impact on some businesses.
[Tuesday, May 18, 2021]

Readers' Choice is back!
After a one-year hiatus, the Pleasanton Weekly Readers' Choice contest is returning. Voting in the 2021 competition begins April 19.
[Monday, April 12, 2021]