Jeffrey Gottlieb is a freelance writer. While working at The Los Angeles Times, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting in 2011 for uncovering widespread corruption in the Southern California city of Bell. He also received the George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal and the Selden Ring Award. He previously received a George Polk Award for uncovering Stanford University’s questionable spending of federal funds when he worked for the San Jose Mercury News. His articles have appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation, Time, Rolling Stone and Los Angeles Magazine.