Marisa Gerber.

Marisa Gerber

Staff Writer

Marisa Gerber is an enterprise reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the Business desk, where she writes narrative stories about economic change in the state and elsewhere, she spent several years writing for the Metro desk.

Gerber was a finalist for the Livingston Award in 2023 for a piece about a woman’s decision to die, and celebrate life, on her own terms. She was also part of the team of Los Angeles Times reporters who won a Loeb Award and were named as finalists for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for an investigative series examining inequities, corruption and a failure to protect workers in California’s recreational cannabis market.

She previously covered L.A. County’s criminal courts for The Times and, before joining the newspaper in 2012, wrote about life on the U.S.-Mexico border. She grew up in Nogales, Ariz., and graduated from the University of Arizona.