David Lazarus

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David Lazarus is an American business and consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He joined the paper in August 2007.

Before joining the LA Times staff in 2007, Lazarus worked as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and a nightly talk radio host for San Francisco's KGO Radio.[1] He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

He won first place in the 2005 National Headliner Awards contest for business reporting. And the Society of Professional Journalists in Northern California named him "Journalist of the Year" in 2001. A media watchdog site, Grade the News, described him this way: "Since coming to the Chronicle from Wired News in 1999, David Lazarus has been one of the most prolific, and influential, writers at the paper."[2]

Lazarus[3] is the author of two books on Japan, where he lived for several years, and has had articles published in many magazines. He had a small part in the 1976 film The Bad News Bears.

Radio Interviews[edit]

Lazarus has often been interviewed about Data breach issues (see Anthem medical data breach) and privacy matters on talk radio shows such as the Norman Goldman Show.[4]

David lives in Southern California with his wife and son. He is regularly seen on KTLA.


  1. ^ "David Lazarus writes about how he got started on KGO". Kgoam810.com. 
  2. ^ Stoll, Michael (2004-09-10). "Business Unusual". Grade the News. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  3. ^ David Lazarus on Twitter https://twitter.com/davidlaz
  4. ^ The Norman Goldman Show http://normangoldman.com