Los Angeles Times transportation reporter, Kansan, plant mom. Tips? DMs are open, or email laura.nelson(at)latimes(.)com.

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Biography

I write about how people get from Point A to Point B in Los Angeles. If your pitch has a California transportation angle, I want to hear it: laura.nelson@latimes.com.

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@laura_nelson — 16,458 followers, 47,261 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

35-cent cocktails?! Happy hour at Clifton’s is no joke. https://t.co/d69Tp3goEJ

Nov 18, 2017

@Aldowyn It is not obvious in the media coverage — and in the way the MTA categorizes its own delays!

Nov 18, 2017

As a transportation reporter, I am delighted that the discussion has moved past “overcrowding is the reason the trains are delayed.” Overcrowding is a symptom, not the root cause.

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How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email (laura.nelson@latimes.com), tailored to my beat, and nothing canned. Tell me in three or four sentences why the story matters.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize

2016 - Breaking News
The 2016 Pulitzer was awarded to the staff of the Los Angeles Times for "exceptional reporting, including both local and global perspectives, on the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror investigation that followed."