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July 17, 2005
Tracy Weber
Los Angeles Times, Metro Reporter
Tracy Weber BIO:
· Los Angeles Times reporter since 2003
· Reporter, Metro investigative projects team
· Metro projects reporter, 1994-2000.
· Senior projects reporter; legal affairs reporter, religion and general assignment reporter, 1989-94.
· Los Angeles Herald Examiner, general assignment reporter, 1989.

AWARDS:
· Pan American Health Organization Award, 2000
· Numerous Press Club and CNPA Awards.

EDUCATION:
University of California at Berkeley M.A., Journalism, 1989. B.A., English Literature, 1985.

PERSONAL:
Born: La Grange, Illinois; Married. Two children.

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Charles Ornstein
Los Angeles Times, Metro Reporter
Charles Ornstein BIO:
· Los Angeles Times reporter since 2001
· Dallas Morning News, Intern, 1995-96; reporter, Metro section, 1996-97 Health care business reporter, 1997-2000; Washington correspondent, 2000-01.
· Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, executive editor, 1995.

AWARDS:
· Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards, Best Beat Reporter, 2003.
· Katie Award, Press Club of Dallas, Best Business News Story, 2000.
· Finalist, Livingston Award for coverage of employer-sponsored health care, 2000.
· Media fellow, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 1999-2000.
· Award of Merit, Texas Medical Assn., 1999-2000.
· Katie Award, Press Club of Dallas, Best Business Feature Story, 1999.
· Finalist, Livingston Award for coverage of American Home Products Corp, 1999.

EDUCATION:
B.A., History and Psychology (May 1996), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Summa Cum Laude. Phi Beta Kappa.

PERSONAL:
Born: Detroit, Michigan; Married

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Info: Their series, "The Troubles at King/Drew." Charles & Tracy were the lead reporters who spent a year investigating Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, located in Los Angeles. The series, which was published in December 2004, focused on the hospital's medical lapses, its managerial problems and the political situation there. The newspaper received a Pulitzer Prize Award for Public Service and a RFK Memorial Journalism Award for the series.





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