Gary Cohn, formerly of the Baltimore Sun, confirms via email that he will join the L.A. Times business staff as an investigative reporter in late July.
Cohn won the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1998 (with Will Englund) for a series on the dangers to workers and the environment posed by the global shipbreaking industry. Cohn was also a Pulitzer finalist twice: in 1996 for stories on a Honduran army unit that tortured and killed murdered political suspects with the CIA's knowledge, and in 2002 for work on how drug companies taint university research. Since leaving the Sun two years ago Cohn has been a visiting journalism professor at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. The hiring reunites Cohn with John Carroll, the LAT editor-in-chief who had been the editor of the Sun.