Jack Leonard

Writer

Jack Leonard is an assistant city editor in Metro who previously covered Los Angeles County’s criminal courts for the Los Angeles Times. A native of England, he started reporting for the paper in 1997 and has written about foster care, county government, jail violence, law enforcement issues and crime, among other subjects.

Recent Articles

  • 2 bodies found inside Joshua Tree National Park

    2 bodies found inside Joshua Tree National Park

    The bodies of two dead people were found inside Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday, authorities said. The grim discovery comes nearly three months after rescuers began combing the park in search of a couple who were reported missing when they failed to check out of their Airbnb accommodations...

  • After upheaval, California Coastal Commission selects veteran insider as new head

    After upheaval, California Coastal Commission selects veteran insider as new head

    After a tumultuous year that included allegations of undue influence from wealthy developers and the firing of a popular leader, the California Coastal Commission has selected a new executive director. Jack Ainsworth, a career commission employee who has served as the acting executive director...

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