Erica C. Barnett
Erica C. Barnett is the senior news writer for Seattle’s alternative newsweekly, the Stranger, where she covers City Hall andtransportation, writes a weekly politics column, and serves on the paper’s editorial board. Before she came to the Stranger in 2003, Erica was a staff writer for Seattle Weekly, where she covered transportation, housing and city politics. In 2007, she won the Government Affairs Reporting Civic Award from the Municipal League of King County. She also has a blog: www.ericacbarnett.com.
Previously, Erica was a senior news editor and columnist for the weekly Austin Chronicle. She has also written for the Texas Observer, Dallas Observer, and the Oklahoma Gazette, among others. A native of Houston,Texas, Erica graduated with honors from the University of Texas atAustin in 1999.