LA Times loses investigative reporter to CNN, girds for buyouts

scott-glover-fb.jpgApproximately everybody I have spoken with around the Los Angeles Times lately expects a new round of newsroom buyouts soon, perhaps by the end of September. Details later if they come available. In the meantime, the talk of the newsroom the past week or so has been the impending departure of investigative reporter Scott Glover to CNN, where he will be a justice reporter based in Los Angeles. Glover has covered law enforcement and the federal courthouse for the Times, and more recently was looking into prescription drug abuse.

From CNN's internal announcement:

We are excited to announce that Scott Glover will be joining CNN as a Justice Reporter.

For nearly 20 years Scott has been a reporter with the Los Angeles Times covering the LAPD, federal courts and law enforcement agencies, and most recently as an investigative reporter. He has broken countless stories on the beat including the LAPD Rampart Scandal, where Scott and a fellow reporter exposed widespread corruption in the department. Scott was also a lead reporter in the Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2003 San Diego wildfires. His stories have been featured on 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and in a PBS documentary series on investigative reporters. For more than 10 years Scott has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California teaching investigative reporting.

Scott will join Evan Perez, Pamela Brown, Deb Feyerick and the rest of our strong team covering ‎crime and justice around the country. Scott will start September 8th and will be based in Los Angeles.

He joins a short line of Times print types moving to television and a gearing up at CNN. Political reporter Maeve Reston left for CNN last year, and police reporter Andrew Blankstein jumped to NBC News in Los Angeles in 2013. Kurt Streeter moved over to ESPN in 2014 as well. Earlier this week I noted that Dylan Byers, based in Los Angeles for Politico, was moving to CNN as well.

Photo of Glover: Facebook

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