Cecily Burt is a staff writer with the Oakland Tribune, a metropolitan daily in the San Francisco Bay Area. She covers city government - including the recent election of Oakland’s first woman and first Asian-American mayor, and the Port of Oakland, the 5th busiest container port in the country. She has also covered the health, science, courts, and Berkeley beats. She is a participant in the Chauncey Bailey Project, a consortium of journalists from different media organizations who worked together to investigate the murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. She graduated with a degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University in 1992. She is married and enjoys biking, hiking, camping and running around with her dog, Lexie. She is a huge SF Giants fan and can’t wait for them to win another World Series.