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Kate Mather


Kate Mather covers crime and breaking news across Southern California. A native of Lawrence, Kan., she studied journalism at USC before first joining The Times in 2011. Since then, she’s covered shootings, plane crashes and multi-state manhunts, but has also written about the royals and a space shuttle. She was part of the team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of the deadly May 2014 rampage in Isla Vista, Calif. Mather previously worked at the Daily Breeze in Torrance and the Oregonian in Portland. As a fifth-generation Kansan, she’s probably heard every “Wizard of Oz” joke out there.

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