Christopher Goffard

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Christopher Goffard is an American journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the Best First Novel. He is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Life and career[edit]

Goffard grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Cornell University with an English degree.[1] His career first started by covering city hall, law enforcement, and court beats for The St. Petersburg Times. Goffard’s last story for St. Petersburg Times was "The $40 lawyer".[2] In January 2006 Goffard became a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

He wrote his first crime novel Snitch Jacket (2007) and was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award For Best First Novel in 2008.[3] His writing continued in 2011 with his second non-fiction book, You Will See Fire: A Search For Justice In Kenya (2012). Goffard’s two-part series jump-started the Los Angeles Times’ first ebook A Nightmare Made Real.[4] Goffard also launched his podcast Dirty John in October 2017, which was later adapted into a TV series of the same name.[5]

Pulitzer Prize[edit]

In 2007, Goffard became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing.[6] In 2010, he was part of the investigative reporting team covering the city officials corruption of public funds in Bell, California.[7] The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for public service. Goffard again became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing in 2014 for his story The Manhunt For Christopher Dorner.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christopher Goffard: Journalist and Author - Home". christophergoffard.com.
  2. ^ "The $40 Lawyer". Nieman Storyboard.
  3. ^ "Edgars Database - Search the Edgars Database".
  4. ^ "Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real". LA Times. 26 June 2011.
  5. ^ www.vulture.com https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/true-story-of-dirty-john.html. Retrieved 2019-08-08. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Finalist: Christopher Goffard of The St. Petersburg Times". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Christopher Goffard". latimes.com.
  8. ^ "Finalist: Christopher Goffard of Los Angeles Times". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 19 June 2019.