Will McCarthy is a Bay Area News Group reporter who covers Alameda County for the Mercury News and East Bay Times. Previously, he reported in rural Alaska and central Texas, including at KYUK News; Spectrum News 1 Austin; the Austin Chronicle; and, Alaska Public Media. He reported for the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and his freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Texas Monthly and Longreads. Outside of work, Will likes to ride his bike to new places. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Master’s degree in journalism.