Meet the New Editor of San Rafael Patch

I’m Jessica Mullins, the new face of the San Rafael Patch, and I’d like to formally introduce myself.


Oh, have we already met? It’s possible …

I might be a familiar byline to some of you (I’ve been a reporter and editor in Marin for more than four years), or a recognizable face to a few others (I’ve lived in San Rafael for more than three years). 

But now I’m your local editor. And if we haven’t already met, we should. 

I’ll start by telling you a bit about myself.

I spent the last eight months as the editor of the San Anselmo – Fairfax Patch. Before that, I was an editor at Marinscope Newspapers for nearly four years. I spent most of my time as editor of the Sausalito Marin Scope, writing about everything from adorable sea lions to mega yachts anchored in the bay to the Sausalito City Council’s contentious local politics, including an infamous slap squabble. Marin communities I’ve reported on include Sausalito, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Ross Valley and occasionally San Rafael.

Since I started working in Marin I’ve earned several journalism honors. I received first place awards for coverage of local government and coverage of education as well as other top honors for environmental reporting, “best front page,” and “public service” in the 2011 and 2010 statewide California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contests.

When I’m not working I like to be hiking in Marin and taking dance classes. I took ballet classes from a professional dance academy for more than 14 years, but now I spend most of my time studying Silvestre Technique (a Brazilian modern dance), afro-Brazilian, samba and contemporary dance at Roco Dance in Fairfax. I’m also a regular at San Rafael’s MoveMe Studio, where I take yoga and dance classes. And, I love to travel.

That’s enough about me! 

I need you to help me make this site a great community resource.

Please get involved on San Rafael Patch! There are plenty of ways:


I always appreciate news tips and feedback. This is, after all, YOUR local news site. You can reach me at Jessica.Mullins@patch.com or on my cell at (415) 265-0966.

Jessica Mullins February 07, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Thanks Dave! Likewise!
Sandra Florin February 08, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Yes, what happened to Nicole Ely?
Brent Ainsworth February 08, 2013 at 03:56 PM
She took a new job, and the Marin team of Patch editors is really happy for her!
Colleen Proppe February 09, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Great to have you working for San Rafael, Jessica! We have a lot going on at Art Works Downtown and during the Art Walks each month. Thank you for getting out and taking some pics. Hope you had fun! -Colleen
Jessica Mullins February 11, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Thanks Colleen! I just happened to be passing through on Friday night and was able to take a few photos, but hopefully next month I can stay a bit longer and take some videos. I've always been a big fan of Art Works Downtown. I look forward to working with you!


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