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LA Times hires Briscoe to cover environment and air quality

March 10, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Tony Briscoe

The Los Angeles Times has hired ProPublica reporter Tony Briscoe to cover air quality and environmental health.

He will start on April 4.

He previously worked at The Chicago Tribune as an environmental reporter, writing extensively about issues facing the Great Lakes and the impacts of climate change in the Midwest. His reporting on the Illinois EPA’s environmental justice program revealed lapses in state outreach efforts to low-income and minority communities, leading to reform in community engagement practices.

Briscoe placed second in the environmental writing category at the 86th National Headliner Awards for his series exploring how global warming is jeopardizing the Great Lakes. He was awarded the 2019 Peter Lisagor Award for best science and environmental reporting in Chicago.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Briscoe began his career as a breaking news reporter at The Detroit News.

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