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Scott Martelle

A third-generation journalist, Scott Martelle is currently a member of the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times. In a career that began in his teens, he worked for newspapers in Western New York and Detroit before landing in Los Angeles at the start of 1997. A career that long brings a lot of variety"”local village news, breaking crime and catastrophe, presidential campaigns, author and artist profiles, book and music criticism, and longform storytelling, to name a few. His newest book is "William Walker's Wars: How One Man's Private American Army Tried to Conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras."