Tony Perry is the former San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. He reported on breaking news, politics, water, military veterans and the changing nature of the region. He has made multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to report on Marines from Camp Pendleton. He was a member of The Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2003 Southern California wildfires. Perry left The Times in 2015.
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