Bob Sipchen spent much of his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he served as a reporter, columnist and Sunday Opinion Editor and won, with Alex Raksin, a Pulitzer for editorial writing, shared in the paper’s Pulitzer for its team coverage of the Los Angeles riots and shared, as an editor, in the 2014 Pulitzer for coverage of the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California.

He was Editor-in-Chief of Sierra Magazine and Communications Director for the Sierra Club, America’s oldest, largest, and most effective grassroots environmental organization. He teaches journalism and communications in the Writing and Rhetoric Department at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and is the author of a non-fiction book on Southern California street gangs, Baby Insane and the Buddha (Doubleday, 1992),which the New York Times Book Review called “a lucid, cinematic read.” He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Pam and has three grown children.