Kristy Hutchings covers local government and politics in Torrance and Carson for The Daily Breeze. She uses her training in investigative journalism to dig up stories on under-reported topics and hold local officials accountable. She began reporting for SCNG in 2021, after earning a B.A. in communication and an M.S. in journalism from the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. Her work has been published in Capital & Main, Fast Company, BuzzFeed News, and NBC.