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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

  • Business partner held in killing of McStay family

    Business partner held in killing of McStay family

    The family of four appeared to have left their Fallbrook home in a hurry, vanishing into the chill of a February night. A carton of spoiled eggs and a rotten banana sat on their kitchen counter. Neighbors began to feed the family's dogs. Their SUV turned up four days later parked at a strip mall...

  • After federal probe, state examines need for civil court interpreters

    After federal probe, state examines need for civil court interpreters

    Sung Kyung Hyun calls the year it took to gain custody of her daughter bichamhada. Miserable. First there was the paperwork, confusing for someone with limited English skills — she had to file it several times before Los Angeles County Superior Court accepted it. Three times Hyun's case was postponed...

  • Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile

    Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile

    The orange hospital visitor's badge had begun to curl away from her black cardigan, but Joy Diamond ran her hand over it, an attempt to smooth it back in place. Hours had passed since her son had been honored by dozens of fellow police officers in a procession to the Los Angeles County coroner's...

  • Thousands expected to turn out for AIDS Walk Los Angeles

    Thousands expected to turn out for AIDS Walk Los Angeles

    Thousands of people are expected to turn out Sunday for the 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The opening ceremony is scheduled to kick off at 9:15 a.m. at West Hollywood Park with appearances by Paula Abdul and actress Lea Thompson. The 10-kilometer walk will begin and end at the park. The crowd...

  • About 25,000 expected Sunday at AIDS Walk Los Angeles

    About 25,000 expected Sunday at AIDS Walk Los Angeles

    About 25,000 participants are expected to turn out Sunday at West Hollywood Park for the 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The opening ceremony is scheduled to kick off at 9:15 a.m. with speeches from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. Appearances by Paula Abdul...

  • Tuskegee Airmen join final leg of 450-mile bike ride for injured vets

    Two Tuskegee Airmen are expected to join more than 200 injured veterans and their supporters for the conclusion of a seven-day, 450-mile bicycle ride that ends Saturday in Los Angeles. Robert Friend, 94, plans to bike the last several miles of UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery, an event that kicked...

  • Infant found dead at Compton home

    Infant found dead at Compton home

    Authorities are investigating the death of an infant reported Saturday at a Compton residence. Homicide detectives were dispatched to a home in the 13000 block of South Harris Avenue about 8 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Michael Hannemann said. The child was less than a year old and pronounced...

  • Woman behind bars 17 years walks free after judge says she's innocent

    Woman behind bars 17 years walks free after judge says she's innocent

    A woman convicted of murder and imprisoned for 17 years walked out of a Torrance courthouse Friday after a judge called her life sentence “a failure of the criminal justice system” and ordered her release. Susan Mellen, 59, was embraced by her three children who had waited more than eight hours...

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