David Zucchino is a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for reporting from South Africa. He’s a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for coverage of Iraq, Lebanon, Africa and inner-city Philadelphia. He has reported from more than two dozen nations, with a recent focus on Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. He is the author of the books “Thunder Run” and “Myth of the Welfare Queen.” Zucchino left The Times in 2015.