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Del Quentin Wilber is an American journalist who writes for the Los Angeles Times. He rejoined the paper in August 2018 as an enterprise and investigative reporter focusing on criminal justice and national security matters. He previously covered the Justice Department for The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News. From 2004 through 2014, he worked for The Washington Post, where he wrote extensively about Guantanamo Bay,[1] former Senator Ted Stevens,[2] the D.C. government, and Iraq war contractor Blackwater Worldwide.[3]

Before that, he was a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where his reporting on wrongdoing by Baltimore police chief Ed Norris led to Norris's 2003 conviction on federal charges and his six-month incarceration.[4] Wilber's work uncovering the scandal earned him the 2004 Al Nakkula Award for excellence in police reporting.[5]

Wilber is the author of the best-selling book Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan (March 15, 2011, Henry Holt).[6] His second book, A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad, was published in June 2016.

Wilber is a graduate of Northwestern University.


  1. ^ "Judge Orders Release of Yemeni Prisoner From Guantanamo". 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  2. ^ "Stevens Found Guilty on 7 Counts". 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  3. ^ "Justice Dept. Moves Toward Charges Against Contractors in Iraq Shooting". 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  4. ^ "Norris enters plea of guilty to corruption". 2004-03-09. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  5. ^ "Al Nakkula Award". Denver Press Club. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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