Del Wilber is joining the Los Angeles Times' Washington Bureau, where he will cover the Justice Department.
Wilber has covered the Justice Department for Bloomberg for the last couple of years, and previously covered aviation, federal law enforcement and courts for the Washington Post. Earlier, he was a cops reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he contributed to the paper's 2002 coverage of the D.C. sniper, for which the Sun was a Pulitzer finalist.
Wilber is the author of "Rawhide Down," a 2011 best-selling account of John Hinckley's attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. His second book, "A Good Month for Murder," will be published in June and is an account of the life of a homicide squad in Prince George's County, Md.
Wilber spent his early years in Massachusetts and is a Boston Red Sox fan, in part because his grandfather was a backup catcher for the Sox in the 1950s. He is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.