Los Angeles Times, labor reporter, Los Angeles, 1998-present; metro reporter specializing in Latino affairs, Orange County Edition, 1996-98. San Diego Union-Tribune, national correspondent, 1992-96. Copley News Service, Mexico City correspondent, 1989-92. San Diego Union, feature writer with assignments in Vietnam and Central America, 1987-89. Freelance writer, based in South America, 1984-87. San Diego Tribune, outdoor writer, 1980-84. Blade-Tribune (Oceanside, CA), reporter, 1977-79. Associated Press (Tucson, AZ), staff writer, 1977.
University of Arizona, Tucson. B.A., Journalism, 1977.
Born: December 26, 1953.
Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for Explanatory Journalism, for "The Wal-Mart Effect," 2003. The George Polk Award for Economic Reporting, for "The Wal-Mart Effect," 2003. Asian American Journalists Assn., first place, print writing, 1988. National Association of Hispanic Journalists, first place, breaking news, 2001.