Brian De Los Santos

LAist Editor

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Brian De Los Santos is the LAist Editor.

Brian got his start in professional journalism as a KPCC intern in 2011, reporting for the community blogs.

That experience led him to intern in Washington, D.C., and later work in public media at NPR, KCRW, Marketplace and KPCC, again. His dream was to tell stories about his comunidades, his L.A. He reported on the Latino immigrant experience in L.A., wrote about arts and culture that reflected his own and produced digital content in every new role.

In 2015 he joined the L.A. Times as an overnight digital editor and worked in audience engagement. Working graveyard shift hours allowed him to contribute to coverage he never thought possible; the Oscars, breaking news around the world, the World Series (when the Dodgers lost), the 2016 election and the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

He moved to Palm Springs in 2018 to lead digital strategy at The Desert Sun, part of the USA TODAY Network. Projects he's worked on have earned Online Journalism Awards, CNPA awards and others. He managed The Desert Sun's internship program, creating a pipeline for future local talent, and founding and launching Vamos Forward, the Latinx employee resource group at Gannett.

Stories by Brian De Los Santos

Saddle Fire: Lightning ignites wildfire in NorCal

A wildfire in Trinity County National Forest in Northern California has burned at least 921 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Tony Awards 2015: 'Fun Home' scores landmark win with female composing team

Broadway history was made Sunday night when "Fun Home" won best musical, making it the first time an all-female composing team has been awarded.

Former employees sue CVS over racial discrimination

Four former CVS employees in New York are suing the pharmacy company, claiming their supervisors told them to target Hispanic and black shoppers.

Is 'Aloha' as bad as the critics say? Watch the first 8 minutes here

"Aloha" has been hammered by critics — it's at 14 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, they're giving away the movie's first eight minutes online to try luring in fans.

U2 kicks off LA shows trying to prove they're not a nostalgia act

The band performed the first of its five shows at the Forum in Inglewood on Tuesday night. The Frame gets the scoop from L.A. Times' Randall Roberts.

Cannes 2015: Who was cheered and who was booed?

The Frame sat down with Vulture's Kyle Buchanan to talk about winners, losers and the films that stood out at the Cannes Film Festival.

LISTEN: Mexican musicians pay tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths with 'Mexrrissey' tour

The tribute by Mexican musicians will tour the British singer's homeland and then land in New York and Los Angeles.

Where to watch Dodger games in SoCal this season

About 70 percent of fans won't be able to catch a game on their TV this season, so some are tuning in at sports bars or restaurants.

San Francisco Police to fire cops accused of sending racist texts

At least three officers involved in the scandal will be suspended, then fired, after an internal investigation found them exchanging racist and homophobic texts.

How Cuba opened its doors for an American biopic about Ernest Hemingway

"Papa" director Bob Yari and producer Amanda Harvey talk about what’s believed to be the first U.S. feature shot in Cuba in more than 50 years.

#MakeAlCare: It's Election Day in LA County, and Al has voted!

As voters go the polls today, Al Gordon shows that he really cares: He voted! Follow KPCC reporter Meghan McCarty and Al to the polls.

Metrolink train crash: Truck driver charged with felony hit-and-run (updated)

The driver of the truck involved in a Tuesday morning collision with a Metrolink train has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury.

OC councilman charged for removing rival's campaign signs

Lake Forest Councilman Nick Adam was charged with removing another councilman's campaign signs on public display early Wednesday.

Former SoCal educator gets 10 years for student sexual abuse

A woman who admitted to molesting a former student on a phone call that was recorded and uploaded to YouTube was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.

High surf: LA coast, central and south coasts

The high surf advisory will be running until about 4 p.m. Tuesday when waves are expected to subdue, according to the National Weather Service.