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As Database Editor of the Los Angeles Times, Jack hunts down and analyzes data for news and investigative projects.
His most recent major project was an analysis of seismically vulnerable buildings in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he conducted an analysis of student test scores for a series “Grading the Teachers,” and contributed to investigations of construction abuse in the community college system and the rising toll of prescription drug overdoses.
He has been at The Times 43 years, covering local and state government, criminal justice, politics and education.
He was the lead writer for our coverage of the infamous North Hollywood Shootout, winner of a 1997 Pulitzer Prize. Between 2005 and 2008, he made five trips to Iraq on loan to our foreign desk.