She succeeds Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times who was elected president at the BBWAA’s World Series last year. The vice president will usually serve one year before becoming president and the president serves a one-year term, from World Series to World Series.
Slusser has worked for the Chronicle since 1996 and has been on the A’s beat since 1999.
She didn’t always cover baseball. She has also written about the Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic for the NBA and has covered college football.
Slusser worked for The Dallas Morning News in 1995 and 1996, covering the Texas Rangers, prior to making the move to the Chronicle.