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Jerry Hirsch

A third-generation Angeleno, Jerry Hirsch covered the automotive industry for the Los Angeles Times. He wrote frequently about consumer and safety issues in the car business and the relationship between the auto industry and the state and national economies. He has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He left The Times in 2015.
GM probe blames incompetence for long delay in deadly defect case

Laura Christian's daughter died in 2005 at the wheel of a Chevrolet Cobalt. The Harwood woman said Thursday that she can't help wondering if General Motors' internal probe about long-running ignition-switch problems in that model and other cars reflects reality.

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