Steve Weingarten’s reporting has been featured across the Americas, from Canada’s Maclean’s to Jornal do Brazil, and from the Los Angeles Times to the New York Times News Service. As a consultant, he has helped develop and deliver effective messages for a diverse mix of clients that includes immigrants and investment bankers, telecom giants and neighborhood nonprofits.
The Salazar Archive
While writing a profile of Ruben Salazar, the award-winning newsman who was killed in East Los Angeles as he reported on the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, Weingarten filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the FBI, CIA, Army and other agencies. Hundreds of classified documents were eventually released, but thousands more remain hidden from public view.
De La Rosa & Co. needed a strong identity to break away from its larger New York-based competitors. In 2009, the California-based municipal finance firm celebrated 20 years of service to communities across the state by creating a scholarship program at high schools from the Sierras to the seashore.
Steve is one of the most dogged investigative reporters I have encountered in many years as a working journalist in Los Angeles. I first met him in the early 1980s and he immediately impressed me with his devotion to the cause of investigative journalism and the search for social justice.–Pete Noyes - Former Managing Editor, KNBC News
Steve always brings the drive and determination of a muckraking journalist to all he does, whether it’s digging deep into multiple sources on an investigative story or advocating better coverage of social justice, labor, education and other issues important to our well being as a people and a nation.–Felix F. Gutierrez - Professor of Journalism, Annenberg School for Communication
Steve is nimble and articulate in two languages. That’s why Cox Newspapers hired him to cover Mexico and Guatemala. We figured he was smart enough to get the stories right and stay out of jail and out of the trunk of a drug lord's limousine.–Jim Bentley - Managing Editor, Cox News Service