Los Angeles Times

David Willman

Writer

David Willman is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times based in Washington, D.C. He won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2001 for work that prompted the market withdrawal of Rezulin, a widely sold diabetes drug. His subsequent reports on pharmaceutical industry payments to federal researchers triggered a ban of such compensation at the National Institutes of Health. His other national honors include Sigma Delta Chi’s top award in 2009 for Washington-based reporting. 

Recent Articles

  • Troubled Army blimp program faces deep funding cut

    Troubled Army blimp program faces deep funding cut

    The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee wants to slash nearly all spending for the Pentagon’s troubled $2.7-billion program to use radar-carrying blimps to search for enemy missiles approaching the East Coast. Budget-related documents made public Friday show that Rep. Mac...

  • Pentagon skips tests on key component of U.S.-based missile defense system

    Pentagon skips tests on key component of U.S.-based missile defense system

    Against the advice of its own panel of outside experts, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is forgoing tests meant to ensure that a critical component of the nation’s homeland missile defense system will work as intended. The tests that are being skipped would evaluate the reliability of small motors...

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