A woman in her 20s smiling broadly at the camera. She has dark shoulder-length hair and is wearing a crisp white professional shirt. She stands against a background of wood shingles that are pleasantly out of focus due to depth of field.

Laurence Du Sault


Pronouns: she / her / hers

Laurence Du Sault is a former senior writer and editor at Open Vallejo.

Laurence was previously Open Vallejo’s Investigative Reporter and a ProPublica Local Reporting Network fellow. For her work with Open Vallejo, she has been awarded the 2022 Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter’s James Madison and Excellence in Journalism awards; the First Amendment Coalition Free Speech and Open Government Award; and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Journalistic Integrity Award.

Before joining Open Vallejo, Laurence was the income inequality reporter at the Mercury News for the California Divide, a multi-newsroom project led by CalMatters, which received the 2021 National Press Foundation Poverty and Inequality Award for its coverage of how COVID-19 impacted vulnerable renters in the state. Laurence also served as a reporter with the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley, where she and her colleagues won the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter’s 2020 Investigative Reporting Award for “California’s Criminal Cops,” a statewide police accountability project.

Laurence holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.