LBBC to host ‘Dirty John’ journalist, podcaster and novelist


The Laguna Beach Business Club is proud to announce its Feb. 22 meeting speaker, award-winning journalist, podcaster and novelist, Christopher Goffard.

LA Times journalist and podcaster Christopher Goffard will speak at the Laguna Beach Business Club on Feb. 22. Submitted photo

Goffard will discuss the events leading to the creation of a hit podcast and Netflix series, Dirty John, his life’s work as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times and current projects. 

At the Los Angeles Times, where Goffard has covered crime and courts extensively, he was part of the Pulitzer-winning team that exposed corruption in the city of Bell. He has also twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. His book, Snitch Jacket was a finalist for the Edger Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel in 2008, and his blockbuster podcast Dirty John was adapted for TV and ranked by Rolling Stone among the two greatest true-crime podcasts of all time. His serialized podcasts Detective Trapp and The Trials of Frank Carson are being developed for television. Goffard’s latest book, Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders is a collection of his newspaper stories. 

Club meetings begin with a buffet breakfast and brief networking roundtable at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are hosted at Nirvana Kitchen and Pantry, 303 Broadway St., #101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Non-members are welcome. The non-member guest fee is $30, payable by check to the Laguna Beach Business Club or by cash on the day of the meeting. Space is limited.

The LBBC holds monthly breakfast meetings starting at 7:30 a.m., hosting speakers who discuss topics valuable to achieving success in your personal and professional lives.

For more information about the LBBC or to register to attend the meeting, either visit the website at, or write at: [email protected]

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