David Pierson

Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Singapore.

David Pierson

Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Singapore.

David Pierson is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times based in Singapore. He was previously based in Beijing where he covered the Chinese economy. His forays overseas for the newspaper have taken him to Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the Huawei campus in Shenzhen and to the shrinking jungles of Borneo. His versatile work includes an investigation of Amazon's problem with counterfeit goods, a deep dive into the origins of Los Angeles' iconic pink doughnut boxes and a profile of Malaysia's Durian King. Pierson joined the Times in 2000 and has also covered education, technology, California agriculture and the overseas Chinese community. Prior to that, he worked at Long Island's Newsday as a high school and college sports reporter. He is a graduate of St. John's University in Queens, NY. Despite being born and raised in Hong Kong prior to the internet, Pierson developed an unhealthy following of the New York Mets that afflicts him to this day.  

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