Christopher Goffard


Christopher Goffard is an author and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing, in 2007 and 2014. His novel "Snitch Jacket" was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. His book "You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya," based on his Times series, was published in 2011.

Recent Articles

  • Man pleads guilty in decades-old O.C. murder case

    On the verge of a jury trial for his role in a gruesome kidnapping and murder that went unsolved for years, a former car mechanic from Santa Ana pleaded guilty Monday to murder and is expected to receive a lengthy prison term. Shannon Ray Gries, 45, who went by the nickname “Jailbird,” was implicated...

  • Huntington Beach man will face trial in alleged murder plot

    A Huntington Beach man from a storied surfing family will face trial on charges that he tried to arrange the murder of his former sister-in-law for $12,000, an Orange County judge ruled Tuesday. Joseph Jordan Taylor, 30, could face life in prison if convicted on charges of attempted murder and...

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