Arit John is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, based in Washington, D.C. She joined the newsroom in 2020 as a political reporter covering the presidential campaign, then worked as a features and lifestyle reporter. John previously covered style at the New York Times, Congress and politics at Bloomberg News and breaking news at the Atlantic. She grew up in Rancho Cucamonga and studied English at UCLA.
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