Ashley Powers

Miami, FL USA

Professional Experience

A former L.A. Times national correspondent, I've written longform features about clergy sex abuse and the human toll of the Great Recession, and covered politics, mass shootings, wildfires and other breaking news. Clips:


10 Years
10 Years


Newspaper - National
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Other Work History

I was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times for 10 years.


My work has been honored by the Society for Features Journalism, Best of the West and the Los Angeles Press Club and cited in "The Best American Sports Writing." I was also a fellow at Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.



Disgraced Father John met a bishop willing to take him in. A Texas town paid the price.
Four transplants found opportunity in a booming city. Then the recession took it away.
Las Vegas social worker Marisela Quintero tries to help girls who have all but sold their souls to pimps.
The quarry in Empire, Nev., supplied materials for the housing industry, and a heart for the tiny town.
Backyard issues can make or break Nevada politicians, and this time an incumbent senator is in trouble.
On the "Loneliest Road in America," locals mourn a stately cottonwood like an old friend.
In Nevada, GOP presidential candidates tread a fine line between voters and vice.
At Donna's Ranch, a brothel in Wells, Nev., the ailing economy has taken the work away from the working girls.