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Bill Boyarsky

of Southern California. In his 30 years with the Los Angeles Times, Boyarsky was a political writer, featured columnist, and city editor. He was a member of reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes. He is the author of two biographies of Ronald Reagan. He is author of "Los Angeles: City of Dreams," and with his wife, Nancy, he coauthored "Backroom Politics." In 2010, the Los Angeles Press Club honored Boyarsky's original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year. Boyarsky has also taught at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, California State University at Northridge and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. He was given a fellowship at Berkeley for research on his biography of the late California political leader Jesse M. Unruh, "Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics." His newest book is "Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times."