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Los Angeles Press Club
A non-profit organization with
501(c)(3) status
Tax ID 01-0761875


4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 669-8081
Fax: (310) 464-3577
info@lapressclub.org
www.lapressclub.org


PRESS CLUB OFFICERS

President
Robert Kovacik
NBC4LA

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Treasurer
Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Secretary
Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist

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BOARD MEMBERS

Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Gabriel Kahn
USC Innovation Lab

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa
MundoFox

Ben Sullivan
ScienceBlog.com

______________________ ADVISORY BOARD

Eli Broad
Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Rick J. Caruso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated

Madeline Di Nonno
Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

David W. Fleming
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sherry Lansing
CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

George E. Moss
Chairman, Moss Group

Constance L. Rice
Co-Director, Advancement Project

Hon. Richard J. Riordan
former Mayor of Los Angeles

Ramona Ripston
former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California

Hon. Bill Rosendahl
former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Angelica Salas
Director, CHIRLA

Carol E. Schatz
President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Imrovement District

Gary L. Toebben
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt Toledo
Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal

Stuart Waldman ­
President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association


LA TIMES REPORTERS TO RECEIVE LA PRESS CLUB'S FIRST PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce its first Public Service in Journalism award. It’s for reporting that results in improving the civic life of a city or region in California .

LA Times reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives have been named the recipients of the 2011 Public Service award for breaking, and staying with, the City of Bell Scandal.
The reporting led to criminal indictments and sweeping governmental reforms in the cities of Bell , Maywood and Vernon . Furthermore, it led to an examination of salaries of local government officials in cities all over California and the nation.
“I feel truly honored,” said Times senior writer Gottlieb, “to receive an award from people I’ve worked with and competed against.” .
The Press Club Board acknowledges the efforts of the LA Times to closely follow the Bell revelations and investigate irregularities and corruption in some of the smaller cities that make up Los Angeles County.
Vives and Gottlieb will be honored at the 53rd Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 26 in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Biltmore Hotel.

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