About Rough & Tumble
Rough & Tumble is a snapshot of California public policy and politics based on the reporting from publications covering the largest and most diverse population in America.
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.
Jack Kavanagh has been a political reporter for thirty years and along the way has earned 2 Emmy awards plus a PBS Telly award. In California, Kavanagh was a political reporter for KOVR-TV in Sacramento.
He has covered national political conventions, the start of the first Gulf War from Washington, D.C., and the dedication of the Reagan Presidential library in Simi Valley. He is a native of Providence, Rhode Island and began his career at WJAR-TV where in 1978 his around the clock reporting from the Rhode Island EOC at the state capitol help guide Southern New England viewers through a paralyzing five day blizzard.
Jack and his wife live in Sacramento.