Cyrus Saatsaz is a Society of Professional Journalists award winner in Online News Reporting, the author of the book Dogwild & Board: Stories, Interviews and Musings from a Surf Journalist, a reporter for KCBS All News Radio, a podcast host for the Locked On Podcast Network and Bleav Podcast Network, and a journalism professor for Cuesta College, Moorpark College and San Jose State University.
Saatsaz was formerly a senior editor for USA Today; a multimedia journalist for The Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, Men's Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle; the social media manager for nonprofit news organization inewsource; hosted nationally syndicated action sports radio talk shows called WaXed and The Extreme Scene on ESPN radio; and is the former owner of San Francisco Surf Company, an eco-friendly surf shop/bookstore/art gallery located in San Francisco. Saatsaz was a sports broadcaster and Creative Director at KNBR radio for nearly a decade, and the webcast commentator for the Maverick's Surf Contest.
Saatsaz was formerly a journalism professor at Laramie County Community College, the University of Houston, and San Diego State University, and loves teaching students the great power and responsibility that comes with mass media. You can find the native Californian, and former staff reporter for The Cuestonian, on road trips scouring the California coast for pristine waves while mourning the loss of his beloved dog, Indy.