Lars Gustafson

You want it, I'll write it. Professional writer, editor, and journalist in my final semester at California State University, Chico.

I am a professional reporter, writer, editor, and photographer.

I’ve covered all the major sports (football, baseball, basketball and hockey) at both collegiate and professional levels. I’ve also covered extreme action sports (surfing, skateboarding, motocross, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and snowboarding).

Right now, I am working at KNBR, a Cumulus Media radio station and flagship broadcaster of the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, and San Francisco Giants. I produce original content for KNBR.com, write breaking news and feature stories, copy-edit features, and create sharable online content focused on our radio content for social media outreach.

Last year, I was the first journalist to join the action-sports social network start up Soul id. I established their online content production process and covered major action sport events such as the U.S. Open of Surfing and Pro Wakeboarding Tour. I interviewed world-class athletes including surfers Sally Fitzgibbons, Pedro Barros, and Kolohe Andino; skateboarder Harley Clifford, and the industries best extreme sports photographers including Barbara Britvin and Tait Trautman.

During my collegiate career, I was the sports editor of Chico State's award-winning student newspaper, The Orion, where I was named 'Best Sports Writer' in 2015. Our publication was awarded 'Best Overall Writing' and second best 'Overall Excellence' in 2014. I led a team of writers, designers, and editors that produced weekly features and covered games through social media. Our team created innovative content on a weekly basis, and pushed the boundaries of student journalism with groundbreaking initiatives through the latest mobile/social apps and websites.

I will complete my undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Chico State in December 2016.

I am available for writing and editing assignments immediately.
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larsonsports.wordpress.com
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Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry solving student hunger at Chico State
May, 9 2016
larsonsports.wordpress.com
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Chico State Organic Vegetable Project satisfying students
April, 6 2016
news.soulid.me
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Soul id Photographer Spotlight: Tait Trautman
September, 15 2015
news.soulid.me
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Inside Look at the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing Finales
August, 4 2015
knbr.com
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49ers could look to Laurinaitis to add veteran presence to young defense
knbr.com
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Roenick: Marleau’s popularity among teammates ‘raises questions’
knbr.com
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Charles Barkley guarantees Warriors won’t win NBA title
theorion.com
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Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades
May, 3 2015
theorion.com
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Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions
March, 7 2016
knbr.com
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Baer takes high road when discussing Wilson confrontation
knbr.com
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Why San Francisco Giants pitchers are batting 8th in the lineup
knbr.com
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Raiders’ offensive line, aka Carr Insurance, looks like NFL’s best
clippings.me
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Lars Gustafson
July, 24 2015
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