Rough & Tumble info
Rough & Tumble is a snapshot of California public policy and politics based on the reporting from publications covering the largest, most diverse state in the country.
The site is produced by Emmy award winning reporter Jack Kavanagh with thirty years of experience reporting on public policy and politics on both coasts.
Rough & Tumble
2308 Swarthmore Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
Jack Kavanagh has been a political reporter for nearly thirty years and along the way he earned 2 Emmy awards plus a PBS "Telly" award. In California, Kavanagh was the political reporter for KOVR-TV for 17 years. He covered the the start of the first Gulf War from Washington and has covered national political conventions since 1976.
In 1997 he began hosting and consulting for KVIE's California Capitol Week which originated in Sacramento and was seen on 10 PBS stations across California. He is a native of Providence, Rhode Island where he began his reporting career at NBC affiliate WJAR-TV. Jack and his wife Irene live in Sacramento.