Author, screenwriter and staff writer, Los Angeles Times
He is the writer and host of the podcast “Dirty John,” which has been downloaded more than 30 million times and was recently adapted into a TV series. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing, in 2007 and 2014.
His novel “Snitch Jacket” was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel.
His book “You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya,” based on his Times series, was published in 2011.
His work appears regularly in the Best American Newspaper Narratives series. His most recent book is “Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders,” a collection of 15 of his best newspaper narratives.