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Los Angeles Times

Hector Becerra

Writer

A native Angeleno who grew up in Boyle Heights, Hector Becerra’s first foray into journalism was as the editor of the University Times at Cal State Los Angeles. He started his career at the Los Angeles Times in 1999, and was a general assignment reporter until 2014, covering everything from wildfires to crime to Latino cultural trends. He has been among the first to a murder scene as part of a ride-along in South L.A. and has tried his hand as a field worker, picking strawberries in Santa Maria. Becerra was part of the team of reporters that won the Pulitizer Prize’s Public Service award for their coverage of the city of Bell corruption scandal. He is now the morning assignment editor for the California section. 

Recent Articles

  • Smokeless tobacco at Dodger Stadium? You're out of here!

    Smokeless tobacco at Dodger Stadium? You're out of here!

    Tired of watching baseball players spit tobacco all over the dirt or pristine grass (or their uniforms) at Dodger Stadium? Well, apparently so is the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted Tuesday morning to approve an ordinance banning the use of smokeless tobacco products at all baseball...

  • Citrus fruit peels lead detectives to Fresno burglary suspects

    Citrus fruit peels lead detectives to Fresno burglary suspects

    After burglarizing a home in Fresno of $4,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, two thieves peeled off in an SUV. But the pair apparently picked the wrong place to get a boost of vitamin C. Fresno County sheriff’s officials said the burglars left peels from tangelos on the floor of a room in the...

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