Joe Garofoli is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He is the host of It’s All Political on Fifth and Mission, the Chronicle’s political podcast. He has won numerous awards, including a Polk Award and a Webby for Best Documentary Podcast and covered everything from fashion to the Jeffrey Dahmer serial killings to two Olympic Games to his own vasectomy — which he discussed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation after being told he couldn’t say the word “balls” on the air. He regularly appears on Bay Area radio and TV talking politics. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a proud native of Pittsburgh. Go Steelers!