Tom Couzens

Executive Editor

Back Writer

Tom Couzens is the executive editor for Comstock’s magazine. Inspired by The Washington Post’s coverage of Watergate, he joined the newspaper staff at his high school, where one of his duties was writing editorials. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, he has worked for five newspapers, including The Sacramento Bee. Before joining Comstock’s, his first non-daily journalism job, his most recent position was News Editor for The Bee. On Twitter @tomcouzens.

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This Fall, Make Your Vote Count

To open our October issue, Comstock’s executive editor considers the upcoming election and statewide ballot measures worth taking a closer look at.

Oct 1, 2020 Tom Couzens

Photos: Cal Fire Trains New Crews in Auburn

The inmate fire crews used by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have been depleted due to the pandemic, so the agency is training new firefighters.

Aug 5, 2020 Tom Couzens

A Year We Won’t Soon Forget

To open our Big Fix issue, Comstock’s executive editor reflects on the first half of a year in crisis. 

Aug 3, 2020 Tom Couzens

Behind the Scenes: Young Professionals Photo Shoot

To ensure the safety of the young professionals being photographed for our annual showcase, Comstock’s Art Director Carly Cornejo and photographer Terence Duffy brought the shoot outdoors. 

Jul 1, 2020 Tom Couzens

Crawling Back Into Business During a Crisis

Our executive editor explores a city sheltering in place through a socially distant curbside crawl — while a protest against the shelter-in-place order roils at the Capitol.

Jun 1, 2020 Tom Couzens

Warren Smith Set the Stage for MLS in Sacramento

Warren Smith’s dream is about to come true — without him. It’s all but certain Republic FC will become an MLS team and play in a new stadium in The Railyards, likely in 2022. “I’m really happy for Sacramento,” Smith says.

Aug 1, 2019 Tom Couzens

Still Going Strong: Catching Up with Eleni Kounalakis

When Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis appeared with her brother, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, on the cover with the headline “Generation Next,” she was president of AKT Development Corporation, a company she joined in 1993, though she actually started working there at a much younger age.

Jul 29, 2019 Tom Couzens

Still Going Strong: Catching Up with C.C. Myers

C.C. Myers was lauded for “working miracles in heavy construction.” A project in Santa Monica brought Myers and his company worldwide recognition and many honors and awards as well as a spot on the cover of the July 1995 issue of Comstock’s magazine.

Jul 8, 2019 Tom Couzens

Looking Back — and Ahead

As Comstock’s magazine celebrates 30 years of publishing, we asked some members of our Editorial Advisory Board to share perspectives on their industries.

Tom Couzens

Looking Back — and Ahead

As Comstock’s magazine celebrates 30 years of publishing, we asked some members of our Editorial Advisory Board to share perspectives on their industries.

Jul 5, 2019 Tom Couzens

Still Going Strong: Catching Up with Phil Angelides

In the 1989 cover story, “Phil’s Fresh Perspective,” Phil Angelides talked about the Southern Pacific railyards project in downtown Sacramento and a proposed 800-acre “pedestrian-pocket” village that would become Laguna West. He’s pictured on the cover at the historic rail station on I Street in downtown Sacramento.

Jul 1, 2019 Tom Couzens

The Long Road to Reinvention

Life can take unexpected twists and turns. Five years ago, I was firmly established with a very prominent Sacramento company, and in a long-term marriage, fortunate to have four children and four grandchildren.

Two life-changing events led to my arrival at Comstock’s magazine as managing editor in late March.

May 30, 2019 Tom Couzens