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Monte Morin

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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.

Recent Articles

  • Brush fire at Camp Pendleton causes a stink in Orange County

    Brush fire at Camp Pendleton causes a stink in Orange County

    A 60-acre brush fire burning at Camp Pendleton has caused a smoky smell to settle over Orange County communities, according to officials. In a tweet Wednesday morning, the Orange County Fire Authority said the cause of the pervasive odor was a “vegetation fire.” The Marine Corps base said the fire...

  • Rubbish fire erupts near downtown L.A. homeless encampment

    Rubbish fire erupts near downtown L.A. homeless encampment

    A rubbish fire that erupted near a homeless encampment in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning distracted motorists and passersby before it was extinguished by firefighters. The fire broke out near the corner of Arcadia and North Spring streets shortly after 10 a.m. and was extinguished by a...

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