Join us Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 for our monthly meeting featuring Teri Sforza, one of the lead reporters on the OC Register/Southern California News Group’s probe of fraud, abuse and death in the Southern California addiction treatment industry.
Their “Rehab Riviera” coverage won first place for investigative reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, first place for projects reporting from Best of the West and is a finalist for the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation’s Print Award, competing with the New York Times, the Washington Post and ProPublica.
Sforza birthed the Watchdog column for The Orange County Register in 2008, aiming to keep a critical (but good-humored) eye on governments and nonprofits, large and small. It won first place for public service reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association in 2010. She also contributed to the OCR’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of fertility fraud at UC Irvine, and covered what was then the largest municipal bankruptcy in America‘s history.
Sforza earned her M.F.A. from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, and enjoys making documentaries. In addition to writing for the OC Register, Ms. Sforza’s work can be seen in the Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Mercury News, the Boston Herald, The Sacramento Bee, The LA Daily News and our own Laguna Woods Globe.
Teri will speak on her fraud investigations, local politics and the future of local journalism. The meeting also features club business. Come early at 6:30 p.m. to socialize.