Richard Tzul

Richard Tzul

Class of 2023

Richard is a first year student at the Graduate School of Journalism. He is a 2021 POLITICO Journalism Institute fellow and was an intern reporter at POLITICO’s California bureau in spring 2021. He was an intern reporter at the Lake County Record-Bee, a daily newspaper in rural Northern California, during the summer of 2020. He’s also freelanced for Cannabis Wire and the Eastsider. The native Angeleno has a cat named Bubblegum.


  • Cal State Los Angeles, B.A.


  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)


Criminal Justice, Data Journalism, Politics, Racial Justice, Social Justice, race in the U.S.