David Colker


Senior Press & Communications Strategist


Communications and Media Advocacy

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David Colker formerly joined the ACLU SoCal in 2016, as its senior press & communications strategist until his retirement.

He oversaw media strategy for the large volume of court cases and advocacy actions undertaken by the ACLU SoCal. Previously, David spent more than 20 years as a reporter, feature writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, covering a wide variety of beats, including the arts, crime, and technology.

Before taking a buyout in 2015, he finished his career there on the news obituaries team, writing more than 200 obituaries. None of those people he profiled ever complained.