Robert J. Lopez

Robert J. Lopez is the executive director for communications and public affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to that, he produced award-winning investigative and multimedia projects for the Los Angeles Times, where he worked for 22 years. He was part of a reporting team that received the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service for exposing government corruption in Bell, a city southeast of Los Angeles. Lopez was also part of a group of Times reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize for spot news coverage of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. He is a former adjunct faculty member at  USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.