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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel has more than 20 years of print and digital experience. He spent 16 years at the Press-Telegram, a daily, metropolitan daily newspaper in Long Beach, Calif., where he covered everything from features to local governments, from education to LGBTQ issues.

He has won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts’ failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.