Harriet Ryan

Harriet Ryan is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2008, she has written about high-profile people, including Phil Spector, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, and institutions, including USC, the Catholic Church, the Kabbalah Centre and Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. She previously worked at Court TV and the Asbury Park Press. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
Rocked by scandal, USC must heal its divisions and repair a broken culture

One of Los Angeles’ most important private institutions is in a state of profound upheaval after allegations that its longtime campus gynecologist committed sexual misconduct against hundreds of women over several decades. The costs of the scandal are steep. But some seek opportunities for good.

  • Must Reads
How George Tyndall went from USC gynecologist to the center of LAPD’s largest-ever sex abuse investigation

Profile of George Tyndall, the former USC gynecologist now at the center of the largest sex abuse investigation with a single suspect handled by the Los Angeles Police Department.