Sean Tubbs is Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Senior Reporter focusing on stories related to growth, development and local politics. Mr. Tubbs joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in 2007 as its first Program Officer. Now Charlottesville Tomorrow's Senior Reporter, Mr. Tubbs has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association with 19 awards including eight first place awards in business and financial writing, government writing, general news writing and in-depth or investigative reporting (on stories related to the U.S. 29 Western Bypass and Charlottesville's Strategic Investment Area redevelopment project). In April 2015, he received a Virginia Press Association Best in Show award for writing in the online division.
Mr. Tubbs began his journalism career in 1992 while working for a Virginia Tech school newspaper. He transitioned to radio news and has worked at both non-profit and public radio stations in Virginia, including a stint as news director at WNRN. His 2001 documentary on Virginia’s Eugenics Movement won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Mr. Tubbs founded the Charlottesville Podcasting Network in 2005 where he pioneered the use of audio podcasts for public media in Central Virginia.
I’m an avid patron of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and spend a lot of time there doing research or visiting with my children. I love spending time at the various branches of the Smithsonian Institution.
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
I’m a frequent traveler to an area just northwest of London where a lot of my family lives. I’ve watched that community grow just as I have watched Charlottesville grow and change over time and I like to observe parallels between the two places. On my last visit I noticed that our local brewery Devil’s Backbone now sells an IPA at a major pubs chain there.
What's still on your bucket list?