Brad Branan

Back Writer

Brad Branan has been a journalist for 27 years, most recently as the cannabis reporter at The Sacramento Bee. Branan is the son of an investigative reporter. He is also a backpacker, skier, whitewater rafter and a certified California naturalist (UC ‘16.) Before moving to Sacramento, Branan worked for newspapers in Fresno, Tucson and elsewhere. He has won many awards, including the Gruner Award for best reporting in Central California and the California Newspaper Publishers Association award for best investigative reporting in the state. He can be reached at

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