Los Angeles Times

Corina Knoll

Writer

Corina Knoll writes for the Metro section of the Los Angeles Times. She was on the team that investigated corruption in Bell – which led to the paper’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service –and went on to cover the criminal trials of the city's former officials. As a regional reporter, she wrote features about the San Gabriel Valley and the Westside. During her courts beat, she covered the trials of the Jackson family vs AEG and Bryan Stow vs LA Dodgers. Her current rewrite gig involves pulling together breaking news stories as well as narratives. Raised in the Midwest, she is a graduate of Macalester College.

Recent Articles

  • Frank Wyle, aerospace innovator and L.A. museum benefactor, dies at 97

    Frank Wyle, aerospace innovator and L.A. museum benefactor, dies at 97

    Frank Wyle was once asked how he had managed to navigate a life of diverse experiences. The aerospace innovator replied that he envisioned it as a series of chapters: Each was to be embraced with excitement and without wistfulness for the past. That philosophy guided Wyle down a colorful path during...

  • Joe Hicks dies at 75; prominent black conservative

    Joe Hicks dies at 75; prominent black conservative

    Joe Hicks, a Los Angeles-based community activist whose views as a black conservative were solicited often by the media, died Sunday at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica following complications after a routine hernia operation. He was 75. In recent years Hicks — with his bald head and...

  • Raging Blue Cut fire leaves some homes in smoldering ruins, but scope of loss still a mystery

    Raging Blue Cut fire leaves some homes in smoldering ruins, but scope of loss still a mystery

    The tiny stone home was little more than a blackened shell. The only hint of its former occupants: a metal bed frame, a shattered toilet seat, charred tin cans. Nestled along Lone Pine Canyon Road, a narrow, twisting thoroughfare, it was a bleak symbol of all that has surrendered to the raging...

  • California wildfires destroy homes and force hundreds to evacuate

    California wildfires destroy homes and force hundreds to evacuate

    A raging wildfire that has destroyed more than 175 buildings in Northern California swelled to 4,000 acres on Monday, forcing residents to flee their lake community as homes and businesses burned to the ground. By Monday evening, the Clayton fire was only 5% contained, according to the state Department...

  • Woman's body discovered near Highway 138

    The body of a woman was discovered Sunday near Highway 138 in the unincorporated community of Lebec, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman found at about 5 p.m. along Gorman Post Road, Deputy Juanita...

  • Two arrested in killing of Covina man awaiting OfferUp transaction

    Two arrested in killing of Covina man awaiting OfferUp transaction

    Two Covina residents have been arrested on suspicion of robbing and killing a 20-year-old man awaiting a transaction arranged through a popular marketplace app, authorities said Sunday. Isaac Urena, 20, and a friend were in the 800 block of West San Bernardino Road on Saturday after scheduling...

  • Chimney fire burns 4,000 acres in San Luis Obispo County

    Chimney fire burns 4,000 acres in San Luis Obispo County

    A fire that broke out near Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County has burned 4,000 acres and is threatening as many as 300 structures, fire officials said Sunday. The Chimney fire was first reported about 4 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Running Deer and Chimney Rock roads, according...

  • Hundreds show up to grab a piece of L.A. history: the 6th Street Bridge

    Hundreds show up to grab a piece of L.A. history: the 6th Street Bridge

    It was a spectacle that would stay with him into adulthood: two imposing arches that soared past as his father’s blue Ford Tempo whizzed down the 6th Street Bridge. Pete Chavez made sure to peer out the rear window at those iconic structures every time his family traveled between East Los Angeles...

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