Tammerlin Drummond is a reporter covering East Bay culture and a former columnist and editorial writer for the Bay Area News Group. Drummond was a 2014 Nieman fellow. She won a Sigma Delta Chi Award for a series on Oakland’s child prostitution epidemic and was a finalist for a California Newspaper Publisher’s award for an editorial investigation of elder financial abuse. She is a former Miami Bureau chief for Time and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. She is a proud Oakland resident.