Diana Marcum: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter For Los Angeles Times

From a Los Angeles Times obit by James Rainey headlined “Diana Marcum, Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, dies”:

Diana Marcum forged a career, and a life, by giving a voice to Californians whom many people didn’t take time to notice. Her favorite subjects were strivers and oddballs, the dispossessed and the people who dared to be delighted in the face of life’s struggles.

The veteran journalist chronicled drought and hunger and deep anxiety from the Central Valley, which she made her home for more than two decades. In even the darkest tales, she usually managed to deliver a ray of light.