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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.


Public service: Full coverage on Bell 

Feature photography: Victims of gang violence

-- 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

Comments () | Archives (7)

What a joke!

Is your true name Robert Rizzo?

Congratulations, LA Times...no matter what Rizzo said!

why not expose bEl Segundo!!

Congratulations with Pulitzer! Great job!

I have been inspired over and over again by the LA Times writers/reporters. I don't have words to say it, I have been reading you all my life and I'm glad for it. Keep on truckin'!

I have been inspired by reading the LA Times from front to back for 40 years and I'm glad for it! Keep on truckin' team, keeping that unique LA dream alive for all!

A Big Congratulations!

As a life long resident of Los Angeles, I am proud to have a newspaper of renown serving our community. Top honors for superior work from the writers and editors. Thank you for the blowing the lid off that incredible story of the officials of Bell. And the heart wrenching photo journalism on the victims of gang violence.


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