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Tiburon reporter McCrohan retires after 35 years with Ark

For more than 35 years, award-winning reporter Deirdre McCrohan has been the face of The Ark in the community and the heart of the paper in the newsroom.


Today, May 31, she will retire.


McCrohan has been a generational fixture covering the lives, activities and governance of Tiburon Peninsula residents. She’s announced the births of new natives, then written about their academic and athletic accomplishments as youth. She’s written about their graduations, their marriages, their professional careers and their personal causes. And then she’s written about their children.


She’s also won more than 100 California Journalism and National Newspaper Association awards, including four first-place awards for investigative reporting and for coverage of local government; two each for public-service journalism, breaking news, environmental reporting, feature writing, business news and business feature reporting; and additional firsts for depth reporting, health reporting, COVID-19 pandemic coverage and for best writing.


McCrohan joined The Ark in September 1987, when the paper was still in the small Juanita Lane building behind the post office, the current site of dentist Jeffrey Bellinger. The San Francisco native’s family had bopped around to New York and Southern California before settling in Tiburon in 1974, starting her lifelong connection. McCrohan was back in S.F. working as a senior systems writer for Bank of America when her team was relocated to Concord. Instead, she returned to school — until she spotted the help-wanted ad in The Ark.


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