Drex Heikes is in his second stint at the Los Angeles Times. In his first 18 years at the newspaper, he worked as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, foreign affairs editor in the Washington Bureau and acting New York bureau chief for coverage of the 9/11 attacks.
He left the Times in 2005 to help remake the Las Vegas Sun into a daily devoted to enterprise, investigations and analysis. He assigned and edited the stories and editorials at the Sun that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service. He returned to the Times in 2012. Heikes spent the early years of his career as a reporter at the Middletown Record in New York, managing editor of the Anchorage Times and metro editor of the Bee in Fresno, CA. He has won numerous awards for investigative reporting and sports and feature writing.
Recent Posts by Drex Heikes
- March 26, 2013 by Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Barbara Davidson, Drex Heikes, Mary Cooney, Don Kelsen, Albert Lee, Arkasha Stevenson
This powerful and poignant multimedia series tells the story of Davien Graham, who was 16-years old when he was shot by a Latino gang member for being black. With dignity, insight and compassion, the series documents Davien’s life over the course of five years – from his hospital bed to his new life as a paraplegic, through the trial and conviction of his shooter and beyond. Judges called “Standing Up” a “tour de force," “resonating at the highest level of journalistic excellence.” Originally published in the Los Angeles Times in November, 2012.
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