Los Angeles Times

Chris Kirkham

Writer

Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2014, Chris Kirkham worked for more than three years as an investigative reporter at the Huffington Post in New York, covering private prisons, for-profit colleges and the environment. He was also a reporter at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where he became versed in the fine art of hosting a Cajun seafood boil. Kirkham is a Texas native and a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He left The Times in 2016.

Recent Articles

  • He's blazing a Web trail for hikers

    He's blazing a Web trail for hikers

    The gig: Casey Schreiner, 34, is editor and founder of Modern Hiker, the most-trafficked hiking blog in California. The site offers guides, maps and photos of hundreds of trails throughout Southern California and the West. 'An indoor kid': Growing up in Connecticut, Schreiner was the opposite of...

  • Marinello Schools of Beauty abruptly shuts down after federal allegations

    Marinello Schools of Beauty abruptly shuts down after federal allegations

    Marinello Schools of Beauty abruptly shut down, closing all 56 of its campuses, including 39 in California, after the U.S. Department of Education said the for-profit cosmetology school was improperly allocating federal student aid money. The Department of Education said earlier this week that...

  • Three firms competing for control of Catalina's freight

    Three firms competing for control of Catalina's freight

    For more than a year, a crucial question has gone unanswered on Santa Catalina Island: Who will control the freight service that brings bottled water, groceries and other essentials from the mainland, 26 miles away? Three companies are vying for the business — a vital necessity for residents and...

  • U.S. files suit against DeVry University, alleging students were misled

    U.S. files suit against DeVry University, alleging students were misled

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the operators of DeVry University on Wednesday, alleging that the for-profit education group misled students about their job prospects and potential earnings after graduation. The suit focuses on two claims DeVry made in advertisements on television,...

  • California adds 60,400 jobs in December, one of the biggest leaps in years

    California adds 60,400 jobs in December, one of the biggest leaps in years

    California employers added 60,400 jobs in December, according to state data, one of the largest single-month gains in the last three years.That strong job growth lines up with the robust numbers released this month for the U.S. overall. Over the last year, California has added jobs at a rate of...

  • Pentagon lifts University of Phoenix military recruiting ban

    Pentagon lifts University of Phoenix military recruiting ban

    The University of Phoenix once again can recruit on military bases and receive federal tuition assistance for active-duty troops, after the Pentagon on Friday lifted a temporary ban on the nation’s largest private university. In October, the U.S. Department of Defense put the University of Phoenix...

  • China's financial turmoil won't disrupt California's economy

    China's financial turmoil won't disrupt California's economy

    Turmoil in China's financial markets has sent global stocks into a tailspin for the first week of the year, adding to months of concern that weakness in the world's second-largest economy could trigger a ripple effect globally. Signs of a slowdown are already showing up in the United States, with...

  • California cranks out new businesses and jobs despite criticism

    California cranks out new businesses and jobs despite criticism

    California's business climate has been a perpetual target of ridicule. Out-of-state politicians and critics of the state's regulations have delighted in depicting California as an inhospitable place to do business. The Golden State perennially ranks at the bottom of national surveys gauging business...

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