Patrick Range McDonald
Best-selling author & award-winning journalist
Patrick Range McDonald is a best-selling author and award-winning reporter and advocacy journalist based in Los Angeles. He has dedicated his career to holding the powerful accountable and giving voice to the voiceless.
McDonald was a longtime staff writer at L.A. Weekly. His pull-no-punches investigative journalism earned him numerous honors, including “Journalist of the Year” from the Los Angeles Press Club and the national “Public Service” award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.
He currently works as the advocacy journalist for Housing Is A Human Right, the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. McDonald received the "Best Activism Journalism" award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
McDonald is the author of Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Crusade to Change the World and co-writer of Richard J. Riordan's memoir The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial.