Sebastian Rotella

ProPublica

Sebastian is a Washington-based senior reporter at ProPublica, an independent newsroom that focuses on investigative journalism. He joined ProPublica in 2010 after almost 23 years at the Los Angeles Times, where he held positions as varied as bureau chief in Paris and Buenos Aires, international investigative correspondent and national security reporter in the Washington bureau. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006 for his coverage of terrorism and Muslim communities in Europe, and his reporting on Al Qaeda won an Overseas Press Club award in 2002. He is the author of two books: "Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border," published in 1998, and "Triple Crossing," a novel published in 2011.

Walt Whitman High School: April 12, 2012