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

  • L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

    L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

    The L.A. Unified School District has agreed to pay about $139 million to settle claims that a Miramonte Elementary School teacher abused his students, drawing to a close the lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies. It is believed to be the largest payout ever by a school...

  • L.A. Unified urged to remain vigilant after settling sex abuse claims

    L.A. Unified urged to remain vigilant after settling sex abuse claims

    An attorney representing plaintiffs in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal thanked the L.A. Unified School District for agreeing to a $139-million settlement Friday but urged school officials to continue to push to safeguard children in the system. “No more rhetoric,” Brian Claypool...

  • Jailed on word of 'habitual liar,' a convicted killer is declared innocent

    Jailed on word of 'habitual liar,' a convicted killer is declared innocent

    A woman freed last month after 17 years behind bars for murder was declared factually innocent Friday by a Los Angeles County judge. “I’m sorry for what happened to you,” Judge Mark S. Arnold told Susan Mellen after he issued his ruling in a Torrance courtroom. “It is my wish that you have a happy...

  • L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

    L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

    The Los Angeles Board of Education discussed a possible settlement offer Tuesday involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of feeding semen to his students in what became the largest and costliest child abuse case in the school system. The plaintiffs' attorneys, who represent...

  • Trial in actor Stephen Collins' ugly divorce case postponed

    Trial in actor Stephen Collins' ugly divorce case postponed

    Actor Stephen Collins and his wife of 27 years, Faye Grant, were scheduled to face off Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for a divorce trial that was likely to be laced with ugly details. But in the hours leading up to the trial, attorney Larry Ginsberg was granted a request to be removed...

  • 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...

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