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Chris Megerian

Writer

Chris Megerian is covering the presidential race for the Los Angeles Times. He is based in Sacramento, where he has written about Gov. Jerry Brown, the state budget and climate change policies. Before joining the newspaper in January 2012, he worked for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey for three years, covering politics and law enforcement. He is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. 

Recent Articles

  • The crisis at the Oroville Dam could become a catalyst for change

    The crisis at the Oroville Dam could become a catalyst for change

    Updates: New storms approach, but officials confident Oroville Dam and spillways will hold up Feb. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. The rain has started to return in Northern California and will continue over the next few days, but officials aren't as concerned about the upcoming weather so much as the damage...

  • Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change?

    Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change?

    Jeffrey Mount, a leading expert on California water policy, remembers the last time a crisis at the Oroville Dam seemed likely to prompt reform. It was 1997 and the lake risked overflowing, while levees further downstream failed and several people died. “If this doesn’t galvanize action, I don’t...

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