Hailey Branson-Potts

Writer

Hailey Branson-Potts is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She joined the newspaper in 2011 and has been part of a team that investigated doctors’ roles in Southern California’s prescription drug epidemic, covered deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, and written extensively about LGBT issues. Branson-Potts was part of the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. She grew up in the small town of Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. 

Recent Articles

  • In Mammoth Lakes, preparing for a mammoth storm

    In Mammoth Lakes, preparing for a mammoth storm

    It was a postcard-perfect kind of day in Mammoth Lakes on Friday: The sky was clear. The sun shone brightly. And the snow-covered mountains beckoned to the skiers who have flocked here in recent days. “It’s a bluebird pow day, people!” the Mammoth Mountain resort tweeted, saying in gleeful skier...

  • Mountain lion kitten struck and killed on 118 Freeway

    Mountain lion kitten struck and killed on 118 Freeway

    A fluffy, blue-eyed mountain lion known as P-52 was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway — the same freeway where his mother was killed last month — wildlife officials announced Thursday.  The 7-month-old kitten died a few miles away from where his mother, P-39, was hit and...

  • Killer Charles Manson's failing health renews focus on cult murder saga

    Killer Charles Manson's failing health renews focus on cult murder saga

    The long saga of Charles Manson, the cult leader whose murder spree more than four decades ago made him a subject of hate, fear, revulsion and fascination, moved to a hospital in downtown Bakersfield this week. Inside Mercy Hospital, Manson was being treated for gastrointestinal bleeding related...

  • During his decades in prison, Charles Manson has repeatedly broken rules, caused trouble

    During his decades in prison, Charles Manson has repeatedly broken rules, caused trouble

    During his more than four decades behind bars, convicted murderer Charles Manson — the mastermind behind a gory 1969 Los Angeles killing rampage — has been an unrepentant and incorrigible inmate, repeatedly cited for behavioral problems including hiding cellphones and a hacksaw in his cell.  State...

  • Charles Manson hospitalized for a serious illness, sources say

    Charles Manson hospitalized for a serious illness, sources say

    Mass murderer Charles Manson has been taken from a Central Valley prison to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue, two sources familiar with the situation said. One of the sources said Manson was seriously ill but could not provide specific information. The sources requested anonymity because...

  • Rose Parade's floats brighten a gray day

    Rose Parade's floats brighten a gray day

    The flowers popped with color on a gray day, oceans of hydrangea and blue iris, a volcano pouring lava of orange roses, a giraffe of 16,000 yellow chrysanthemums. The cool weather this time foiled the Tournament of Roses’ century-old campaign to flaunt Southern California's mild winters. But for...

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