An experienced news man, Coburn Palmer has written national, state and local news for eight different news outlets including the USA Today and SF Weekly. A graduate from the San Francisco State University school of Journalism he has experience covering government, crime and neighborhood beats. Coburn has been a leader of award winning newsrooms and has also won several personal awards for outstanding articles.
My name is Coburn Palmer and I’m a media specialist.
I learned the inverted pyramid structure in college, but my real education began with one of my first internships when I covered a triple homicide in Palm Springs. Later, my skills in promoting news and events through social and traditional print media allowed me to successfully manage my university’s marketing team.
A true Californian, I was born in San Jose and raised in Merced; I like to say I’m from San Diego because I spent 10 years there, but I’ve also spent time in Redding and Salinas. I just graduated from college in San Francisco after transferring from Los Angeles and I currently reside in Bakersfield.
Before returning to college at the age of 29 to complete my degree I managed car washes, gas stations and truck stops in Southern California where I regularly worked with crews numbering between 30 to 50 employees.
As an aspiring fiction author I read everything not nailed down, but I especially enjoy military sci-fiction. I’m also an avid movie goer and TV watcher and would desperately like someone to continue making the TV series Firefly.