Laguna Beach Business Club to welcomes award-winning journalist, podcaster and novelist Christopher Goffard

The Laguna Beach Business Club (LBBC) has announced their Thursday, Feb. 22 meeting speaker is award-winning journalist, podcaster and novelist, Christopher Goffard, as part of their 2024 Speaker Series. The LBBC holds monthly breakfast meetings starting at 7:30 a.m. hosting speakers that discuss topics valuable to achieving success in your personal and professional lives.

Goffard will discuss the events leading to the creation of a hit podcast and Netflix series, Dirty John, his life’s work as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times and current projects.

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Christopher Goffard

At the Los Angeles Times, where Goffard has covered crime and courts extensively, he was part of the Pulitzer-winning team that exposed corruption in the city of Bell. He has also twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. His book, Snitch Jacket was a finalist for the Edger Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel in 2008, and his blockbuster podcast Dirty John was adapted for TV and ranked by Rolling Stone among the two greatest true-crime podcasts of all time. His serialized podcasts Detective Trapp and The Trials of Frank Carson are being developed for television.

Goffard’s latest book, Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders is a collection of his newspaper stories.

The LBBC is a group of local business professionals and entrepreneurs that meet monthly to discuss current events, business opportunities and share insights within the context of their community and lives with the goal of building and maintaining relationships with local professionals and businesses that they can proudly recommend to clients and friends. LBBC also supports their community by providing and participating in community services and/or events that benefit the citizens of Laguna Beach.

Club meetings begin with a buffet breakfast and brief networking roundtable. Meetings are hosted at Nirvana Kitchen + Pantry, 303 Broadway St., # 101, Laguna Beach. Non-members are welcome. The non-member guest fee is $30 payable by check to the Laguna Beach Business Club, or by cash the day of the meeting. Space is limited. Guests, be sure you receive RSVP confirmation.

For more information about the LBBC, or to register to attend the meeting, visit, or email

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