Meet Jonah Valdez, the new addition to Los Angeles Times Fellowship Class
The Los Angeles Times welcomes Jonah Valdez as a new reporter for their 2021-22 Fellowship class. Valdez previously worked for the Southern California News Group and covered hot topics such as labor and human trafficking, mass shootings, and movements for racial justice.
Valdez grew up in San Diego and attended La Sierra University in Riverside. When he was in school, he edited the campus newspaper and interned with the San Diego Union-Tribune on its Watchdog investigations team. During his time as an intern, he covered local news and wrote stories on pressing issues in the region.
Valdez’s previous work appears in reputable sources such as Voice of San Diego and the San Diego Reader. His hard work and dedication have earned him several awards for his feature stories, which highlight social issues and injustices in society.
When Valdez is not working, he finds joy in a variety of activities. He is an avid reader and writer of poetry, a runner, and a food and music enthusiast. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family and often goes thrifting for fun.
As a talented writer and an experienced reporter, Valdez’s contributions to the Los Angeles Times will undoubtedly be significant. His expertise in investigative journalism and passion for social justice places him among the talented group of reporters at The Times.
Los Angeles Times readers can expect to see in-depth and thought-provoking stories written by Valdez soon. As a member of the 2021-22 Fellowship class, Valdez is on track to make an impact on the world of journalism and beyond.