Mike Kessler is Senior Editor of Investigations and Projects at KPCC and LAist.com. He is the host, co-reporter, and co-writer of the investigative podcast The Running Man, coming soon from ESPN; his work for ESPN.com will be featured in the book Best American Sports Writing 2020; and a 30-minute documentary he reported with ESPN is a finalist for a 2020 Sports Emmy. Kessler’s work has twice been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and included in several anthologies. An L.A. native and former writer-at-large for Los Angeles magazine, he has been working in journalism since 1996.
This week, we’ll be looking back at our coverage of 2020.
Our reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez said he had just finished interviewing a kneeling protester when he felt something strike his throat. 'It just doesn't square up with, you know, what is the policy towards using rubber bullets.'
2018 was truly horrible: the state's deadliest and most destructive fires, a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, the death of our favorite food critic Jonathan Gold, another sex abuse scandal (this time at USC) and a World Series loss we can't wait to forget.