Julia Reynolds on Muck Rack

Julia Reynolds

Verified
Northern California
Criminal Justice Reporter — The Monterey County Herald
Covers:  sentencing laws, gangs, state courts, crime, federal courts, justice, all things criminal justice including prisons, private prisons, procedural justice, policing trends, california prison system, youth violence, violence prevention
Doesn't Cover: sensational crimes, serial killers

Criminal Justice reporter at the Monterey County Herald, proud member of the Newspaper Guild, CWA

Read Full Bio →

Biography

I’m a journalist and researcher in criminal justice. I speak fluent Spanish, have lived in Mexico, and was a printmaker and graphic designer before becoming a writer and editor.

I’m the author of “Blood In the Fields: Ten Years Inside California’s Nuestra Familia Gang,” a narrative nonfiction bo...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep, with two fingers and lots of white-out.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

A brief summary and contact info via email.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

The story of an inmate who died in a prison psychiatric unit. The kind of person many might not care about, but his death led to big changes.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award

2003 - Best Online Investigation
“South Florida’s Elusive Arms Baron,” Frontline/WORLD

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award

2006 - Tom Renner Medal for Outstanding Crime Reporting
“Nuestra Familia, Our Family,” Latino Public Broadcasting/PBS