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EL SEGUNDO, CA-NOVEMBER 2, 2023, 2023:Thomas Curwen, staff writer, Los Angeles Times (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Thomas Curwen

Staff Writer

Thomas Curwen is an award-winning staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked as editor of the Outdoors section, deputy editor of the Book Review and an editor at large for features. In 2023, his story about a young man’s 10-year struggle with schizophrenia won a Sigma Delta Chi Award and Bronze Medallion by the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as third place for Best American Newspaper Narratives by the Mayborn School of Journalism. In 2020, he received the Meyer Berger Award from Columbia Journalism School for distinguished human interest reporting for a series of stories that followed eight residents of a homeless encampment into housing in South Los Angeles. In 2016, he was part of the team of Times reporters who won a Pulitzer for their work covering a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, and in 2008 he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his story about a father and daughter who were attacked by a grizzly bear in Montana. He has received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for mental health journalism and was honored by the Academy of American Poets.

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