Scott Gold is a former senior writer at the Los Angeles Times. Scott grew up in Charlottesville, Va., thengraduated from theUniversityofNorth CarolinaatChapel Hill with a degree in journalism and aconcentration in anthropology. Hewrote for newspapers inNorth CarolinaandFlorida before joining The Times in 1999. Since then, he has covered a series of national news events,including the Bush-Gore recount in 2000, the terrorist attacks in 2001, the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Heleft The Times in 2015.