Los Angeles Times

Christopher Goffard

Writer

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

  • Hotel concierge guilty in murder of alleged rapist in O.C.

    Hotel concierge guilty in murder of alleged rapist in O.C.

    A former hotel concierge was found guilty Thursday of participating in a two-decade-old kidnapping and murder, crimes committed in revenge after the defendant’s ex-girlfriend told him a man had raped her. Gianni Anthony Van, 45, of Costa Mesa was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of...

  • Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: L.A. fans pull for local hero with 'good heart'

    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: L.A. fans pull for local hero with 'good heart'

    Beyond his appeal as the churchgoing underdog and big-hearted Nice Guy in Saturday’s bout, it is boxer Manny Pacquiao’s local ties that cement the loyalty of many Angelenos — even if more than a few doubted he could win the big fight. Their affection was on display in crowded bars, living rooms...

  • Times wins Pulitzers for feature writing, criticism

    Times wins Pulitzers for feature writing, criticism

    The Los Angeles Times won two Pulitzer Prizes, American journalism's top honor, for its coverage of California's drought and for cultural criticism, Columbia University announced Monday. Staff writer Diana Marcum won the 2015 feature writing prize for her searing portraits of farmers, fieldworkers...

  • L.A. Times wins Pulitzers for coverage of California drought and cultural criticism

    L.A. Times wins Pulitzers for coverage of California drought and cultural criticism

    The Los Angeles Times has won two Pulitzer Prizes, American journalism’s top honor, for its coverage of California’s drought and for cultural criticism. Staff writer Diana Marcum won the feature writing prize for her narrative portraits of farmers, fieldworkers and other Californians in drought-stricken...

  • Trial starts for man accused of killing girlfriend's alleged rapist

    Trial starts for man accused of killing girlfriend's alleged rapist

    A 45-year-old Costa Mesa man went on trial this week in connection with a brutal 1995 killing that authorities say was motivated by his rage after his former girlfriend told him she had been raped. Gianni Anthony Van faces life in prison if convicted on one count of first-degree felony murder in...

  • Mayor Robert Garcia wants to transform Long Beach into high-tech hub

    Mayor Robert Garcia wants to transform Long Beach into high-tech hub

    In the shadow of Long Beach City Hall lies Lincoln Park, a patch of urban grit that has attracted such unflattering online descriptions as "basically a homeless encampment." On a recent night, however, it was a place transformed. The trees were hung with Chinese lanterns, a band played from a stage...

  • Attorneys insist Vallejo woman's kidnapping wasn't a hoax

    Attorneys insist Vallejo woman's kidnapping wasn't a hoax

    Even as authorities in Northern California mobilized an aggressive effort to find Denise Huskins this week, they doubted her boyfriend's story of how she went missing. For hours, investigators questioned 30-year-old Aaron Quinn about what happened at his Mare Island home before dawn Monday. By...

  • O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed

    O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed

    For 3 1/2 years, Paul Wilson has waited for his wife's killer to face trial, a wait protracted by lengthy evidentiary hearings probing the mishandling of the case by authorities. On Friday, he learned the process has no end in sight, as government attorneys announced they will appeal a judge's...

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