Washataw is a general interest site for the curious who want to go beyond. It is the brainchild of Patrick Range McDonald, an author and award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles, California.
He won the “Journalist of the Year” award from the Los Angeles Press Club, the “Public Service” award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, among other honors.
In addition, McDonald was co-writer of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s memoir and author of Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. He has traveled extensively around the globe, visiting Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.