Los Angeles Times

Joe Mozingo

Writer

Joe Mozingo is a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Award for covering the earthquake in Haiti and the ASNE Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling for his in-depth look at a federal investigation into relic poaching in rural Utah that led to three suicides. Mozingo helped lead The Times’ coverage of the Isla Vista killings in 2014 and a Miami Herald investigation into the space shuttle Columbia crash in 2003; both were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. His book, “The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family” was a 2012 “Discover Great New Writers” pick by Barnes and Noble.

Recent Articles

  • El Niño rains get L.A. River roaring to life

    El Niño rains get L.A. River roaring to life

    At the end of Wood Avenue in South Gate, unseen behind its levee, the ephemeral giant strained in its cage. The raw power drew Rita Adams for the first time in her 40 years of living in the neighborhood. She and her son walked under bare winter elms, past tidy postwar homes with American flags...

  • Did hard-nosed ex-city attorney help or hurt San Bernardino?

    Did hard-nosed ex-city attorney help or hurt San Bernardino?

    His gray hair was impeccable, as were his suits and ties, cinched into Windsor knots. With his penetrating gaze, stern, pockmarked face, and reputation for packing handguns, James Penman made a distinctive impression as he roamed San Bernardino in his Chevy sedan. Whether emerging from a police...

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