Los Angeles Times

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

  • Nice: far more than a playgroud for the Euro elite

    Nice: far more than a playgroud for the Euro elite

    As she walked along the promenade above the ocean, past the horror-scape of broken bodies, Maryam Violet could hear the cries and murmurs of the hurt and grieving — in Arabic. One family had lost a mother. They called her a martyr. “There were so many Muslim people who were victims because I could...

  • Santa Monica convicts its first Airbnb host under tough home-sharing laws

    Santa Monica convicts its first Airbnb host under tough home-sharing laws

    Santa Monica, which last year passed some of the nation’s toughest regulations on short-term rentals, has now convicted its first Airbnb host under the new law, prosecutors said.  Rental operator Scott Shatford, who listed five properties on Airbnb, was charged with eight misdemeanor counts of...

  • Joe Biden's coming to Los Angeles today, so plan your commute accordingly

    Joe Biden's coming to Los Angeles today, so plan your commute accordingly

    Call it “Bidenjam,” or just your typical evening commute in Los Angeles, but Vice President Joe Biden is coming to town Wednesday, which means road closures and possible delays. Biden will spend part of the day in San Diego to speak about trade regulation enforcement, then come to Los Angeles to...

  • Transient accused of killing older La Verne couple pleads not guilty

    Transient accused of killing older La Verne couple pleads not guilty

    A transient accused of bludgeoning an older La Verne couple to death and stealing the wife’s cellphone pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Luke Fabela, 24, is charged in the deaths of Shirley Isom, 74, and Armie “Troy” Isom, 89,...

  • Nation's oldest park ranger returns to work after she was beaten and robbed in her home

    Nation's oldest park ranger returns to work after she was beaten and robbed in her home

    Two weeks after she was beaten and robbed in her Richmond, Calif., home, Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest national park ranger, returned to work Tuesday to cheers and hugs.  Soskin, 94, is a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, where she leads...

  • Sage fire in Santa Clarita Valley now 85% contained

    Sage fire in Santa Clarita Valley now 85% contained

    A brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley that temporarily forced the evacuations of 2,000 residents over the weekend was 85% contained Monday night, officials said.  About 700 firefighters were battling the 1,100-acre Sage fire burning near unincorporated Stevenson Ranch, said Inspector Gustavo...

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