Get Tickets to 2024 Excellence in Journalism Gala

Join us for the Orange County Press Club’s annual Excellence in Journalism Gala at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course, 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road in Anaheim.

Parking is free and we’ll have a cash bar. Suggested attire is cocktail or business formal.

The 2024 Awards Gala is sold out!

In addition to our awards presentations, the Press Club will recognize our scholarship winners and a brief In Memoriam segment for former Orange County journalists.

OC Press Club Adds 5 New Board Members

The 2023-24 Orange County Press Club Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome five impressive newcomers. We deeply thank them for answering the call to serve on behalf of Orange County’s press corps.

They will join returning board members Daniel Langhorne, Brandon Pho, Patty Marsters, Caitlin Antonios, David N. Young and Kathy Hobstetter.

Lastly, the Board is extremely grateful for our departing members’ years of service. Hannah Fry had served since 2017, Sonya Quick joined in 2020, and Shawn Raymundo first ran in 2021.

RSVP Now: OC Press Club Awards Gala

The Orange County Press Club annual awards celebration is back.

The gala will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at the Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills, 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road in Anaheim.

Gustavo Arellano of Los Angeles Times will be the guest emcee for the event along with Kedric Francis, editor-in-chief of Blue Door Magazine.

RSVP today. Purchase your tickets using the PayPal link below.


OC Press Club to Host Virtual Panel on Upgrading PRA Requests

An Orange County Press Club panel will discuss local government transparency in the Covid-19 era from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 17. The Zoom panel participants are:

David Burke – Cypress resident and president and founder of Citizens Take Action
Nick Gerda – investigative reporter, Voice of OC
Teri Sforza – investigative reporter, Southern California News Group

The event will be broadcasted live from the Press Club’s Facebook page and moderated by Daniel Langhorne, president of the Orange County Press Club. We’ll focus on common mistakes reporters make when filing public records requests and how they can craft more successful requests via the California Public Records Act or Freedom of Information Act. Expect success stories in overcoming stubborn agencies in Orange County and elsewhere.

Attendees are invited to come with their own questions for panelists. Send questions or comments to [email protected].

CLICK HERE to watch the live video on Facebook.

Live, Virtual Discussion: “The State of Transparency in Orange County: The Public, The Press and Local Government”

The Orange County Press Club is proud to present a live virtual discussion for the 2021 Sunshine Week.

This discussion will center around the current state of seeking public records and accessing local government open meetings amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18 and will be streamed publicly on the Press Club Facebook page.

The virtual discussion is timed with Sunshine Week, the 16th annual nonpartisan and nationwide effort to bring to light the state of reporters and the public in accessing public documents and meetings. Accessing such information is vital to journalists and the public being informed and engaged with quality of life debates and decisions.

The debate will be moderated by OC Press Club Board Member Daniel Langhorne. He is managing editor for the Laguna Beach Independent and engagement editor for The War Horse, a nonprofit newsroom.

Panel guests include:

Norberto Santana, Jr. who is publisher and editor-in-chief of nonprofit newsroom Voice of OC and president of CalAware.

Shawn Raymundo who is city editor for the San Clemente Times.

Ian Wheeler who is a reporter with the Orange County Register.

The Press Club encourages the public, professional journalists and students to submit questions ahead of time by emailing [email protected]. Questions may also be asked live on Facebook during the discussion.

First Press Club Mixer of 2020

Kickoff 2019 with the Orange County Press Club at our first mixer of the New Year at the 1888 Center.


This is a great opportunity for college students to meet with working journalists and learn about our scholarship program. It’s also the perfect time for members to share thoughts about the club with current board members. We want to hear from you!

Come mingle with your colleagues over a tasty glass of cold brew coffee from Contra!

The Press Club would like to thank the 1888 Center for graciously hosting us. For those who aren’t familiar with this hidden gem, it’s a coffee shop, art gallery, independent bookstore, and creative gathering space. The nonprofit behind the storefront aims to inspire and train the next generation of writers by hosting writing workshops and author panels.