About The Author

Judy Pasternak -Photograph by Gail Fisher

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Judy Pasternak is an editor and writer¬† in Washington DC. Her work has appeared in the Daily Beast, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, AOL News, and other national media outlets. She spent 24 years at the Los Angeles Times, based successively in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington. For the newspaper, she tackled subjects as varied as al Qaeda’s private airline, the rise of Viktor Bout, a band of right-wing bank robbers, backstage maneuvering at Dick Cheney’s energy task force and the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way. She has won numerous awards for environmental and investigative journalism. Before joining the Times, she worked at the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore News American and Hollywood (Fla.) Sun-Tattler. She is married, with one son. Yellow Dirt is her first book.

For more details, please see Judy’s LinkedIn profile.