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Frank Girardot

Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Journalist and Publisher, — Freelance
Covers:  immigration, courts, gangs, corruption, crime, los angeles, politics, technology

Journalist, true crime author, PR expert. Detroit-born and Bay Area-raised Angeleno in Pasadena.

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in the Silicon Valley, I got my start as a copy boy in the late 1980s. I've been working as a newspaper reporter and editor in Los Angeles since 1989. I've covered fires, floods, earthquakes, political conventions, the murder trial of OJ Simpson, professional spo...

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@SteveRRamirez Always enjoyed working together. I wish you the best. You are an example of a type of professionalism that is rapidly vanishing from So. Cal newsrooms. Best of luck. Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first gig as a journalist was as a copy boy. Grunt work, but it infused me with a love of reporting and writing about L.A. crime

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Hands down, Raoul Duke.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

Tough one. But probably actor Dean Norris' #FuckYou to several fans who followed him on Twitter after Breaking Bad became popular.

Press Club of Southern California

1995 - Investigative reporting
Given to the best investigative reporter in Los Angeles in 1995