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Monte Morin

Monte Morin is a breaking news and assignment editor for the Los Angeles Times and oversees online coverage at the LA Now news blog. Previously, he has reported on drought, science, health, war, crime, courts and transportation, and has held a variety of editing posts. He shared staff Pulitzer Prizes for breaking news in 2004 and 2016 and won two overseas coverage awards from Military Reporters and Editors as a combat correspondent for Stars and Stripes. A native of New England, Morin attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a medic in the U.S. Army Reserve. He enjoys riding and wrenching motorcycles.
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