Ginger Moorhouse is publisher of The Bakersfield Californian and chairman of The Californian’s board of directors. She is also president of The Bakersfield Californian Foundation, which donates funds to non-profit organizations in Kern County. She is a fourth generation owner of The Bakersfield Californian, a newspaper purchased by her great-grandfather in 1897.
She is a former member of the CSUB Foundation Board, she is a former president of the Californian Newspaper Publisher’s Association, and served as a board member for the Inland Press Association, and Independent Newspapers, Inc. Moorhouse currently serves as a board member for the Ready to Start Foundation, is a member of the advisory board for MARE, and in 2011 was a recipient of the Girls Scouts Women Inspiring Girls award.
Prior to joining The Californian, Moorhouse worked for a newspaper in New Hampshire, taught school and owned and operated a retail business. She earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, a teaching credential in secondary education from San Francisco State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rivier Collete in New Hampshire.
In 2003, Editor and Publisher Magazine named her Publisher of the Year.