Richard Read

Seattle Bureau Chief

Richard Read is the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Seattle, covering Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. Read won a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for a series that explained the Asian financial crisis by following French fries from a Pacific Northwest farm to a Singapore McDonald’s. He shared the 2001 Pulitzer for Public Service for investigating abuses by U.S. immigration officials. A former Asia-based foreign correspondent for the Oregonian newspaper, he has reported on all seven continents and in more than 60 countries.