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

  • Is Kelly Slater's artificial wave the future of surfing?

    Is Kelly Slater's artificial wave the future of surfing?

    Surfers had never seen a spot like it: head-high waves unfurling like wrapping paper in pristine, tapering cylinders for more than a quarter-mile, with not a soul out to catch them. But something about the scene was amiss. Between waves, ducks floated in dead-still water the color of tea. A dusty...

  • 'We need an outsider like Trump,' says this two-time Obama voter

    'We need an outsider like Trump,' says this two-time Obama voter

    On the vacant, sun-blasted streets southwest of the Strip, Joe Cervantes sees an America on the decline. Sporting a fedora and a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt as he walks his chow chow, the 67-year-old retired car salesman grumbles when he passes a neighbor's house with weeds in the rocks. Three cars with...

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