Geoffrey King

Geoffrey King
JSK Community Impact Fellow
founder and executive editor, Open Vallejo
Vallejo California

Geoffrey King is the founder and CEO of the Informed California Foundation and its first project, Open Vallejo.

From 2013–2016, Geoffrey led the Technology Program at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization that advocates for press freedom worldwide. He previously served as a First Amendment litigator representing journalists, activists and artists in free expression and open government matters. Geoffrey has taught privacy law at UC Berkeley since 2011.

Geoffrey served as co-chair of the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee from 2011–2015, and was an active member of the committee through 2017, during which time the chapter received national SPJ awards for diversity, communication, freedom of information advocacy and overall excellence.

A Vallejo native, King is a graduate of Vallejo public schools. He attended Diablo Valley Community College before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his B.A. with Highest Distinction. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School.