Los Angeles Times wins two Pulitzers
The Los Angeles Times won journalism's highest honor Monday, receiving two Pulitzer Prizes.
One was for public service for stories uncovering financial corruption in the city of Bell and the other was won by staff photographer Barbara Davidson for her series chronicling the aftermath of violent crime for victims and their families.
Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives and other Times staff writers wrote about Bell officials who secretly enriched themselves with extravagant salaries and benefits. The Times' reporting led to criminal charges against former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo.
Davidson won in the feature-photography category. She spent two years recording the struggles of victims and their families to recover from the effects of violent crime.
Read the complete story on Monday's Pulitzers.
-- Geraldine Baum in New York City and Hector Becerra in Los Angeles
Photo: Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo, whose high salary led to investigations into the city, is taken into custody by police last September at his Huntington Beach home. Credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times