Heather Knight


The Chronicle

About this Author

Heather Knight is a columnist working out of City Hall and covering everything from politics to homelessness to family flight and the quirks of living in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. She believes in holding politicians accountable for their decisions or, often, lack thereof – and telling the stories of real people and their struggles.

Awards & Recognition

Knight’s awards include first place from the national Society of Features Journalism for 2019; first place for column writing from Best of the West in 2018; best education story in the state in 2015 from the California Newspaper Association; the 2015 John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association; the John Swett Award in 2005; and numerous awards from the Peninsula Press Club.

By This Author

SF mayors embraced Mohammed Nuru, now charged with corruption, despite red flags

January 28, 2020

There’s a way to dramatically cut drug overdose deaths. Why isn’t SF embracing it?

January 28, 2020

SF says no thanks to free housing for homeless on Tenderloin parking lot

January 24, 2020

Meet Mano Raju, the SF public defender who wants you to be paid more for jury duty

January 21, 2020

Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’

January 17, 2020

Gut-punched by the president, women get fired up for anti-Trump SF march

January 14, 2020

‘Confusion, conspiracy theories, humor’: What’s the deal with SF’s Sutro Tower?

January 10, 2020

In last act, interim D.A. Loftus pushes new sex assault prosecution policy

January 7, 2020