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

  • Antelope Valley murder trial puts spotlight on deadly dogs

    Antelope Valley murder trial puts spotlight on deadly dogs

    From a distance, it appeared to be animals around a pile of trash — not an uncommon sight in Littlerock, a desert town where strays are known to roam. But a passerby approaching in a pickup truck stumbled onto a sickening scene. Four pit bulls were tearing into a woman whose body and limbs were...

  • Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill

    Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill

    A dog owner charged with murder in the mauling death last year of a woman in northern Los Angeles County testified Wednesday that he had no idea his pit bulls were capable of such an act. Alex Jackson, 31, told the Lancaster court that he had an affinity for stray dogs that were abandoned in his...

  • Hundreds rally in L.A. to protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Hundreds rally in L.A. to protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Most had never met the young man for whom they marched. Ezell Ford was a name they learned a week ago after he was shot and killed by police officers in his Florence neighborhood. Yet Ford’s death felt familiar to the hundreds of protesters who rallied Sunday afternoon outside the Los Angeles Police...

  • Final Bell council member sentenced

    Final Bell council member sentenced

    The four-year corruption case that pushed the tiny town of Bell into the national spotlight and spurred the state to scrutinize the size of all public salaries drew to a close Friday in a largely empty Los Angeles courtroom where a final defendant met his punishment. In front of a few reporters...

  • Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail

    Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail

    The final defendant in the Bell corruption case was sentenced Friday to a year in Los Angeles County jail, bringing to an end a criminal case that became a national symbol of municipal greed. Victor Bello, a onetime phone jack installer who earned nearly $100,000 a year for his part-time duties...

  • Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case

    Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case

    After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often never met. "What kind of value were the...

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