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

  • Fire destroys old Ruby's Diner and damages Seal Beach Pier

    Fire destroys old Ruby's Diner and damages Seal Beach Pier

    Flames erupted Friday morning at Seal Beach Pier, destroying the old Ruby's Diner and sending a column of smoke over the area. The fire began just after 7:30 a.m. at the end of the pier in the 900 block of Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach.  Flames were spotted under the pier, with fire extending to the...

  • 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...

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