David LaFontaine is an investigative reporter, author, and blogger whose freelance work includes case studies on the future of newspapers in the digital age, a two-year investigation of the porn industry for ABC's PrimeTime, multimedia coverage for the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, and regular contributions to several blogs, including LA Voice and Hard News Inc.
For several years, David covered the celebrity scene in Los Angeles writing for a variety of publications, including Star Magazine, News of the World, Daily People, Oggi, Voici, Bild Zeitung, Hello, New Idea, and Women's Weekly. That experience led him to write a tell-all book called The Poison Pen. His foray into the "New Media" began in 1998, when he co-founded SingleParentMagazine.com and then took over as managing editor for Filmson.com, a film and video website. David's interest in online communications dates back to the early days of Prodigy and 2400 baud modems.
Prior to that, David was the managing editor of the Caracas Daily Journal, and then freelanced stories from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. He speaks fluent Spanish and started his journalism career as an editor and reporter in Latin America.