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Hailey Branson-Potts

Hailey Branson-Potts is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times who joined the newspaper in 2011. She has reported on a wide variety of topics, including LGBTQ issues and Southern California’s prescription drug epidemic. For The Times, she covered Hurricane Harvey, the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. She also covered the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2017 World Series run, profiling diehard fans from across the country. Branson-Potts was part of the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. She grew up in the small town of Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.
College admissions scandal: Can USC’s cautious new leader be the crusader it needs?

As chancellor of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol L. Folt was seen as a cautious leader. Now, she becomes the first female president of USC at a time when scandals have dominated the headlines.

USC selects Carol Folt as new president as university tries to move past scandals

The former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will become the first female president in USC’s 139-year history.

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