Susan Rasky, an award winning journalist and journalism professor at UC Berkeley, who wrote about politics in her native California after beginning her career in Washington, D.C.  passed away. Susan interviewed me a number of times and I remember a few lively conversations, one memorable time breaking bread with Susan and Peter Schrag after I spoke at a UC Berkeley journalism class.

She was always fair with me in her journalistic endeavors and I know she relished the back-and-forth discussions on California politics.

Rest in peace, Susan.

A detailed examination of her life can be found in Kevin Roderick’s LA Observed article today.