Marissa Lang

Born and raised in New York City, Marissa Lang's first journalistic triumph came at the age of 10, when she chased the city's police commissioner out the front door of her elementary school, demanding he answer a question she had dodged during a school assembly. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she has since traveled across the country covering courts, crime, politics and more for newspapers including the Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times, Salt Lake Tribune and the Sacramento Bee.

Marissa lives in California and is always looking for interesting stories. Send tips to mlang at sacbee dot com.