The Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for three reporters’ investigation of Dr. George Tyndall, the former USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students during three decades at a campus clinic.

It is the 45th Pulitzer Prize won by The Times since 1942.

“The award recognizes an extraordinary piece of journalism that continues the Los Angeles Times’ commitment to publishing stories that affect the lives of our readers,” Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine said.

In Northern California, the newsroom of the Chico Enterprise-Record received word that it was a finalist, in collaboration with Bay Area News Group, in the Breaking News category for coverage of the Camp Fire in November 2018.

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