Anabel Sosa returns to the L.A. Times as its inaugural California Local News fellow

Reporter Anabel Sosa will cover state politics and policy for the L.A. Times from the Sacramento bureau.
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The following announcement is sent on behalf of Assistant Managing Editor Angel Jennings and Sacramento Bureau Chief Laurel Rosenhall:

We’re excited to announce Anabel Sosa has returned to the Los Angeles Times as its inaugural California Local News fellow. She has joined the Sacramento bureau covering state politics and policy.

This is Sosa’s second stint covering the statehouse. As a summer intern in 2022, she reported on the labor shortage that hit local swimming pools and a state law that would allow “human composting” of the deceased. She also wrote stories that humanized bills to seal criminal records of non-repeat offenders and those who received harsher sentences due to tough crime laws.

“I strive to tell stories about the ways in which policy and government profoundly shape our livelihoods,” Sosa said. “I’ve always been drawn to the institutions at play in the U.S. and abroad, and am humbled to be able to write about some of these core issues.”


Sosa was raised in her parents’ New York City restaurants, where she interacted with people from all walks of life who traveled from as far as her father’s home country of Argentina to try their milanesa and chimichurri. Her passion for storytelling began while working as a video editor for a private investigator. There, she helped to put together visual testimonies for individuals from underserved communities who were facing criminal charges. She later went on to cover courts and cops from her hometown.

Sosa holds a degree in political science from the University of Vermont and recently graduated with a master’s from UC Berkeley, where she specialized in investigative and narrative journalism. At Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, she worked on open-source investigations, including stories on birth control misinformation and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Her work has been featured in CalMatters, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the New York Post and the New York Times. When not working, she is cooking new recipes and surfing with friends. She started Monday.

The California Local News Fellowship program is a multiyear, state-funded initiative to support and strengthen local news reporting in California, with a focus on underserved communities. Each year, the program places up to 40 early-career journalism fellows in newsrooms throughout the state for two-year, full-time reporting positions. This program was created to directly address the crisis in local news across the nation.