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Hailey Branson-Potts

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.
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