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FOUNDER– Jonathan McCorkell

 

Jonathan began his journalism career in 2005 with the U.S. Navy, graduating from the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland. He served three additional years as a Navy Journalist Petty Officer (Third Class) at Navy Region Southwest in San Diego working for the Navy Compass Newspaper. He also served aboard the USS Yorktown (CG-48), completing a deployment to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following his enlistment and honorable discharge in 2009, he has worked at the Coronado Eagle & Journal, The Union Democrat in Sonora, The Turlock Journal and Turlock City News. He has covered a variety of beats including education, city government, sports, agriculture, environment and human interest.

McCorkell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific University in 2012 and holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts.

McCorkell and his wife, Liz, live in and own a home in Merced. They have three children, a 12-year-old daughter, and twin 10-year-olds (boy and girl). They are very proud of their kids, who are excellent A and B students who are involved in travel soccer, travel basketball, Playhouse Merced and piano.

He also serves on the School Site Council for his children’s school and on the Merced City School District Parent Advisory Committee.

In his free time, McCorkell enjoys playing basketball on a nearly daily basis and watching his favorite sports teams- the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s and Sacramento Kings. He also coaches one of his daughter’s basketball teams.