Ward Bushee is the new editor of the SF Chronicle. This is the guy with "deep Bay Area roots."
He is currently the editor of the Arizona Republic. He had a short stint at the Marin Independent Journal, but that was his only stop in the Bay Area. He also helped launch USA today.
He's got great credentials, but "Bay Area roots?"
I guess we just don't have any credible journalists in the Bay Area.
Good luck, Ward.