Hailey Branson-Potts is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times who joined the newspaper in 2011. She has reported on a wide variety of topics, including LGBTQ issues and Southern California’s prescription drug epidemic. For The Times, she covered Hurricane Harvey, the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. She also covered the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2017 World Series run, profiling diehard fans from across the country. Branson-Potts was part of the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. She grew up in the small town of Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.