Sean Tubbs has been a journalist in Virginia off and on for nearly 30 years. What can we get done in the next 30?
Sean Tubbs is an award-winning journalist with nearly 30 years of covering local and regional government. Since July 2020, he’s published the newsletter and podcast Charlottesville Community Engagement to help community members understand the mechanics and purposes of planning.
From 2007 to 2018, Tubbs was senior reporter for Charlottesville Tomorrow, an organization created to help increase public knowledge of the nuts and bolts of how decisions are made and how plans are implemented. He is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech and a resident of the Charlottesville area since 2002.
Tubbs also writes a weekly column for C-Ville Weekly on real estate and land use issues.
Charlottesville Community Engagement: A regular newsletter and podcast about things that happen in the area in and around Charlottesville. Published since July 2020.
The Week Ahead newsletter: A weekly preview of what is coming up in local and regional government in and around Charlottesville, sponsored by the Piedmont Environmental Council.
Charlottesville Podcasting Network: A website created in 2005 to serve as an experimental portal for podcasts. Currently on pause, CPN will return to providing original programming in the summer of 2022.
Cvillepedia: Tubbs helped create an online repository of information about Charlottesville during his time as senior reporter at Charlottesville Tomorrow. He served as cvillepedia coordinator for the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society from April 2022 to June 2023.
Charlottesville Quarantine Report: A podcast produced from March 2020 to the summer of 2021 dedicated to providing information about the public health response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.
Charlottesville Tomorrow: Tubbs worked for over 11 years at Charlottesville Tomorrow as program officer and then Senior Reporter. He published nearly 1,300 articles and won several awards with the Virginia Press Association.
- Associated Press, Douglas Southall Freeman Award: First, William Fralin, Rick Mattioni and Sean Tubbs, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, “Civil Discussion Series,” 2021
- Virginia Press Association, Best in Show, Writing (online division), 2016
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for Features Series (online division), 2016
- Virginia Press Association, Best in Show, Writing (online division), 2015
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for In-depth or Investigative Reporting, 2015
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for Business and Financial Writing, 2015
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for Government Writing (online), 2015
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for Health, Science, Environmental Writing, 2015
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for Government Writing (online), 2014
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for Business & Financial Writing (online), 2014
- Virginia Press Association, First Place Award for In-depth or Investigative reporting, 2013
- C-Ville 20, C-Ville Weekly 2006
- Virginia Piedmont Technology Council Community Award, Nominee, 2006
- Edward R. Murrow Award (Regional) for Best Documentary for “Virginia’s Experiment with Eugenics” (Four part series)