Jan 18, 2010

Rotella leaves the Times for ProPublica

Investigative reporter Sebastian Rotella is leaving the Los Angeles Times after 23 years to work for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica. Rotella was most recently a national security correspondent for the Times, having been called back to Washington from Paris last year when the Times consolidated its overseas operations.

From ProPublica:
In 2006, he was named a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting for his coverage of terrorism and Muslim communities in Europe. He won the German Marshall Fund's senior award for excellence in European reporting the same year. He was part of a team whose coverage of al-Qaida received an award from the Overseas Press Club and finalist honors for Harvard University's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2002. ... He is the author of Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border[.]
Another Times security reporter, Josh Meyer, just announced his departure, which leaves a gap on the Times' Washington desk.

1 comment:

Newspaper Headlines said...

23 years is a big time to spend in any of the organisation. Rotella must be having mixed of feelings by leaving this Publication.