Welcome …

Hey there!

Welcome to my new blog.

It’s been a long time in conception, but something I think all reporters need to have these days — if only to offer a peek into how they work.

I hope it’s a vibrant thing, this blog. I’ll be posting a couple times a day, usually about stories I’m working on, where I find myself, and with whom I’ve been speaking. Could be a landscaper in Azusa, a cop in Hollywood, a taco truck operator in Florence, or a professor in Mexico. Could be a post about a story or interview I’ve done in the past.

Lots of photos, too, as I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.

Through some surprising storytelling, I hope you’ll get a feel for topics I find so vital these days.

Please comment on, critique, what I write.

A personal note: I now work for the LA Times. I’ve been a reporter for 25 years now (10 years in Mexico as a freelancer), written a couple books, and a lot of tales about immigration, gangs, drug trafficking.

I also edit the true storytelling website, Tell Your True Tale, which I invite you to visit and contribute to.

Anyway, here goes…. Hope you like it.



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2 Responses to Welcome …

  1. Kristine Eagle

    I love it already. I follow you on Twitter so I am not going to subscribe for the emails, but rest assured I check and read True Tales often, and will do so here too.

    Reporters do need to blog too. I enjoy the casual tone and the interesting details that didn’t make it into the story.

    It looks great. Best,


  2. Hola Sam, So glad to see you are blogging! I will be following your blog con gusto.

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