Veronica Rocha worked on the Metro desk and at L.A. Now covering breaking news in California. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2014 and left in 2017. Rocha shared a staff Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2016. Before joining The Times, she worked at the Glendale News Press where she covered crime, courts and anything wacky. Rocha grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Cal State Northridge.