Biography: David Lauter

David Lauter joined the Los Angeles Times in 1987. He worked in the paper's Washington bureau for eight years, winning awards for his coverage of the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. Lauter moved to Los Angeles in 1995, and switched from reporting to editing--including stints as California government editor, deputy metro editor and deputy foreign editor. In 2003, he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of massive regional wildfires. In 2007, Lauter was named Assistant Managing Editor.