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Samantha Masunaga

Staff Writer

Samantha Masunaga is a business reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She writes about who’s left behind in the pandemic economic recovery and also covers the aerospace industry. Since joining The Times in 2014, she has covered local and national breaking news, the craft beer industry and Southern California’s Japanese American community. Masunaga has previously worked for the Oregonian, the Orange County Register and the Rafu Shimpo, among other publications. A Southern California native, she is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and UCLA.

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