About Jon Becker
Jon Becker is in his first year as the online sports editor for Bay Area News Group-East Bay, a conglomerate of newspapers that includes the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and nine other East Bay dailies. He's responsible for producing and maintaining sports content on two Web sites, including ContraCostaTimes.com, named the state's top large-circulation newspaper by CNPA. He has worked for BANG-EB (and its previous incarnations) for 25 years, serving as the sports editor of the Oakland Tribune from 2000-2007. Has also served as night sports editor, day sports editor, prep sports editor, TV/radio columnist and backup major league baseball and NFL writer. From high school in San Leandro to college in Hayward, where he received his degree in mass communications, he's East Bay educated. Becker was a batboy for the Oakland A's and a ball boy for the Oakland Raiders in a previous lifetime. His wife, Kari, and two kids, 7-year-old Lacy and 4-year-old Brady, keep him busy during most of his free time.
- Location: CA
- Was accepted for Feb 17-20 2009 Technology Training.
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