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Laura Newberry

Laura Newberry is a Metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She previously worked as a staff reporter at both the Reading Eagle in Eastern Pennsylvania and MassLive in Western Massachusetts. Originally from Florida, she graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013 and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2018.
The legal way the rich get their kids into elite colleges: Huge donations for years

As a national college admissions scandal continues to generate public outrage, there are still plenty of wealthy parents who get their kids into school the old-fashioned way — by spending lots of money legally.

College admissions scandal snares actresses, CEOs and coaches; alleged mastermind pleads guilty

Dozens have been indicted, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, in a scheme aimed at getting students into elite colleges.

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