R.E. Graswich is a writer and communications expert with four decades of experience. Currently Sacramento Voices community journalism coordinator with the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education. Skill sets range from public policy and politics to journalism and messaging. Former Special Assistant to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, where he served as key policy liaison (2009-2012). Anchor and co-host of KFBK1530 News Talk radio’s afternoon drive program (2007-2009) and video columnist for CBS 13 KOVR TV (2007-2009). Graswich began as sports copy clerk for The Sacramento Bee; promoted to columnist after covering the Sacramento Kings (sports career 1973-1998). His Metro news column ran 1998-2007 in The Bee.