Gus Thomson has reached the 27-year mark with the Auburn Journal and 35 years as a daily newspaper reporter. He's the winner of several state, regional and national awards, most recently receiving a Best Business Reporting 1st place in the prestigious, statewide California Newspaper Publishers Association competition. He's also a proud Auburnite of 27 years.
When not reporting, writing or taking photos for the Journal, Thomson enjoys the time he can share with his wife of 31 years, Karen and family. They have three children. You also may spot Gus out on the many trails in and around Auburn. He's a runner who has completed two California International Marathons and many distance races from 10Ks to half-marathons to 20 milers. He's also a hobbyist guitar player, playing everything from finger-style acoustic to electric. Gus also is a musicologist, ice hockey and classic horror film fan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald buff. He was presented with a special award in 2013 by the Placer County Historical Society for his contributions to local history and a similar award in 2014 for his contributions to the annual Veterans Day Parade.
Thomson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s also a regular guest on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight.” His Media Life column appears Fridays in the Journal and online.