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Los Angeles Times
2300 E. Imperial Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245

Leadership of the Los Angeles Times

Executive Chairman: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

News
Interim Executive Editor: Terry Tang
Managing Editor: Hector Becerra
Editor at Large: Scott Kraft
Deputy Managing Editors: Shelby Grad, Maria L. La Ganga, Sharon Matthews, Christian Stone
Creative Director: Amy King
Assistant Managing Editors: John Canalis, Steve Clow, Angel Jennings, Iliana Limón Romero, Samantha Melbourneweaver, Ben Muessig, Craig Nakano, Ruthanne Salido, B.J. Terhune
General Manager, Food: Laurie Ochoa

Opinion
Editor of the Editorial Page: Terry Tang
Deputy Editorial Page Editor: Mariel Garza

Business
Executive Team

Audience Engagement | 404 by L.A. Times | Platforms, Social Video and News Partnerships | Newsletters

Assistant Managing Editor for Audience: Samantha Melbourneweaver
Director of Audience Engagement: Seth Liss
Audience Analyst: Katie Antonsson

Audience Engagement Assistant Editors
Entertainment and Arts: Vanessa Franko
Environment, Health and Science: Javier Panzar
2024 Election: Mary Kate Metivier

Audience Engagement Editors
Early Childhood Education: Kate Sequeira
Entertainment and Arts: Nicholas Ducassi, David Viramontes
Food: Amy Wong

404 by L.A. Times
Head of Creator Content: Angie Jaime
Creators: Tom Carroll, Micah Fluellen, Safi Nazzal, Marina Watanabe

Platforms, Social Video and News Partnerships
Deputy Editor: Kelcie Pegher
Assistant Editor: Thomas Suh Lauder
Multiplatform Editors: Georgia Geen, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jevon Phillips
Video Editor: Diego Medrano
Video Journalist: Albert Brave Tiger Lee

Newsletters | Subscription Center
Head of Newsletters: Karim Doumar
Assistant Editor: Laura Blasey
Multiplatform Editors: Elvia Limón, Kevinisha Walker
Essential California Staff Writer: Ryan Fonseca

Business

Deputy Editor: Nancy Rivera Brooks
Columnists: Michael Hiltzik, Brian Merchant

Staff Writers
Aerospace, Workplace Culture: Samantha Masunaga
Artificial Intelligence, Technology: Brian Contreras
Business Profiles, General Assignment: Ronald D. White
Consumer Economy: Carly Olson
Enterprise: Marisa Gerber
General Assignment: Jaimie Ding
Labor and Workplace Issues: Suhauna Hussain
Technology: Sam Dean
Wealth: Andrea Chang
Wealth and Dealmakers: Laurence Darmiento

California

Deputy Managing Editor, California and Metro: Maria L. La Ganga
Assistant Managing Editor, California Projects and Innovation: Steve Clow
Deputy Editors: Cindy Chang, Stephanie Chavez
Sacramento Bureau Chief: Laurel Rosenhall
State Editor: Deb Anderluh
Assistant Editors: Keegan Hamilton, Joe Mozingo, Phil Willon

Columnists: Gustavo Arellano, Sandy Banks, Anita Chabria, Steve Lopez, Patt Morrison, Frank Shyong, George Skelton, Erika D. Smith

City Desk
City Editor: Maria L. La Ganga
Deputy Editor: Cindy Chang
Assistant City Editor: Joe Mozingo

Staff Writers
Asian American Issues and Communities: Jeong Park
Black Communities: Brennon Dixson
Equity Initiative: Rebecca Plevin
Features and Investigations: Daniel Miller
General Assignment: Hailey Branson-Potts, Brittny Mejia, Colleen Shalby, Sonja Sharp
Investigations: Matt Hamilton, Laura J. Nelson, Harriet Ryan, Connor Sheets
Narrative: Christopher Goffard
Orange County: Hannah Fry, Gabriel San Román
Transportation and Mobility: Rachel Uranga

City and County Government
Editor: Steve Clow
Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Hall: Dakota Smith, Julia Wick, David Zahniser
Los Angeles County: Jaclyn Cosgrove, Rebecca Ellis

Courts/Police/Crime
Editor: Keegan Hamilton
Staff Writers
D.A. and Criminal Courts: James Queally
General Assignment: Matthew Ormseth
Legal Affairs, California Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Kevin Rector
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Keri Blakinger
Los Angeles Police Department: Libor Jany

Education
Editor: Stephanie Chavez
Staff Writers
Early Childhood Education: Jenny Gold
Higher Education, California State University and Community Colleges: Debbie Truong
Higher Education, University of California: Teresa Watanabe
Los Angeles Unified School District: Howard Blume

Enterprise, State Bureaus
Editors: Deb Anderluh, Steve Clow
Staff Writers
Bay Area and North Coast: Hannah Wiley
Central Valley: Melissa Gomez
Inland Empire: Priscella Vega
Narrative: Thomas Curwen
Northern California: Jessica Garrison
State Enterprise: Jack Dolan, James Rainey

Housing, Homelessness and Commercial Real Estate
Editor: Joe Mozingo
Staff Writers
Commercial Real Estate: Roger Vincent
Homelessness: Doug Smith, Ruben Vives
Housing: Liam Dillon, Paloma Esquivel
Housing Market: Andrew Khouri
Real Estate: Jack Flemming

Sacramento | State Politics
Bureau Chief: Laurel Rosenhall
Assistant Editor: Phil Willon
Columnist: George Skelton
Staff Writers: Taryn Luna, Mackenzie Mays, Seema Mehta, Benjamin Oreskes, Anabel Sosa, Queenie Wong

Support
Department Administrator: Carlos Santana

Content Business Strategy

Deputy Editor: Matthew Ballinger

Culture and Talent | Los Angeles Times Fellowship | Los Angeles Times Internships

Assistant Managing Editor for Culture and Talent: Angel Jennings
Deputy Editor for Culture and Talent: Joseph Serna
Community Engagement Editor: Anh Do
Community Engagement Assistant: Sonja Stott

Los Angeles Times Fellowship | Application (Opens Nov. 1, deadline Feb. 1)
Class of 2023-24: Ashley Ahn, Michael Blackshire, Anthony De Leon, Jireh Deng, Defne Karabatur, Angie Orellana Hernandez, Caroline Petrow-Cohen, Ananya Thyagarajan

Los Angeles Times Internships

De Los and Los Angeles Times en Espa?ol

De Los | Instagram | TikTok | Latinx Files Newsletter

Editorial Director: Fidel Martinez
Design Director: Martina Ibá?ez-Baldor
Art Director: Diana Ramirez Santacruz
Community Editor: Jessica Perez
Assistant Editors: Christian Orozco, Crystal Villarreal
Culture Columnist: Suzy Exposito
Staff Writers: Andrea Flores, Chelsea Hylton, Alejandra Molina

Los Angeles Times en Espa?ol
Editor: Reed Johnson
Entertainment Editor: Tommy Calle
Graphic Design: Salvador Mancia
Staff Writers
Entertainment: Sergio Burstein
Metro: Soudi Jimenez, Selene Rivera
Sports: Eduard Cauich, Jad El Reda

Design Department

Deputy Managing Editor and Creative Director: Amy King
Design Director: Taylor Le
Senior Deputy Design Director: Jim Cooke, Faith Stafford
Deputy Design Directors: Jessica de Jesus, Allison Hong, Martina Ibá?ez-Baldor
Senior Art Directors and Designers: An Amlotte, Erica Bonkowski, Tim Hubbard, Brandon Ly, Hamlet Nalbandyan, Nicole Vas
Art Directors and Designers: Elizabeth Burr, Parisa Hajizadeh-Amini, Jess Hutchison, Patrick Hruby, Ross May, Jan Molen, Bakr Muhammad, Joy Park, Judy Pryor, Diana Ramirez Santacruz, Elsie Ramos, Susana Sanchez, Kay Scanlon, Jamie Sholberg, Alejandro Vazquez

Editorial Administration and Finance

Assistant Managing Editor, Administration: John Canalis
Director of News Development: Tracy Boucher
Administrative Director: Gail Marshall
News Operations Specialist: Katrina Ten
Department Administrators: Elsa Luna, Carlos Santana, Elena Villanueva
Editorial Assistants: Malia Mendez, Roberto Reyes
Finance: Bill McElhaney

Rights and Permissions
Analyst, Rights and Permissions: Ralph Drew

Editorial Library

Director: Cary Schneider
News Researcher: Scott Wilson
Night Archiving Supervisor: Valerie Hood
Archivist: James Kim

Editorial Page | Opinion

Editor of the Editorial Page: Terry Tang
Deputy Editorial Page Editor: Mariel Garza
Assistant Editorial Page Editor: Kerry Cavanaugh
Editorial Writers: Tony Barboza, Robert Greene, Carla Hall, Karin Klein
Letters Editor: Paul Thornton
Executive Assistant: Demi Duenes

Op-Ed | To learn how to submit an op-ed, click here
Deputy Op-Ed Editors: Susan Brenneman, Josh Gohlke, Philip Gray
Assistant Op-Ed Editors: Elena Gooray, Maret Orliss, Nafeesa Syeed
Columnists: Robin Abcarian, Jackie Calmes (D.C.), LZ Granderson, Jean Guerrero

Entertainment and Arts

Assistant Managing Editor: Craig Nakano
Deputy Editors: Matt Brennan, Nate Jackson, Maane Khatchatourian
Assistant Editor, Planning: Kevin Crust
Department Administrator: Elena Villanueva

Arts
Art Critic: Christopher Knight
Arts and Design Columnist: Carolina A. Miranda
Classical Music/Dance Critic: Mark Swed
Theater Critic: Charles McNulty
Staff Writer: Jessica Gelt

Books
Editor: Boris Kachka

Company Town
Investigations and Company Town Editor: Richard Verrier
Senior Editor: Ryan Faughnder
Staff Writers: Stephen Battaglio, Christi Carras, J. Clara Chan, Meg James, Wendy Lee, Sarah Parvini, Stacy Perman

Culture
Culture Columnist and Critic: Mary McNamara
Entertainment Columnist: Amy Kaufman
Staff Writers: Marissa Evans, Matt Pearce

The Envelope
The Envelope Editor: Elena Howe
Columnist: Glenn Whipp
Staff Writer: Michael Ordo?a

Movies
Film Editor: Joshua Rothkopf
Staff Writers: Mark Olsen, Josh Rottenberg, Jen Yamato

Pop Music
Editor: Craig Marks
Critic: Mikael Wood
Staff Writers: August Brown, Kenan Draughorne

Television
Editor: Maira Garcia
Critic: Robert Lloyd
Staff Writers: Meredith Blake (N.Y.), Greg Braxton, Tracy Brown, Ashley Lee, Yvonne Villarreal

Environment, Health and Science

Climate California | Boiling Point Newsletter

Environment Editor: Monte Morin
Science and Medicine Editor: Karen Kaplan
Audience Engagement Assistant Editor: Javier Panzar
Columnist: Sammy Roth

Staff Writers
Air Quality and Environmental Health: Tony Briscoe
California Coast: Rosanna Xia
Climate Change in California: Hayley Smith
Climate Investigations: Susanne Rust
Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage: Russ Mitchell
Environmental Justice: Tyrone Beason
Healthcare Business: Melody Petersen
Healthcare Policy: Emily Alpert Reyes
Public Lands, Conservation and Indigenous Communities: Louis Sahagún
Science and Medicine: Corinne Purtill
Water: Ian James
Wildfires: Alex Wigglesworth

Food

General Manager: Laurie Ochoa
Food Editor: Daniel Hernandez
Deputy Food Editor: Betty Hallock
Assistant Editor and Writer, Guides: Danielle Dorsey
Restaurant Critic: Bill Addison
Columnists: Jenn Harris, Ben Mims, Lucas Kwan Peterson
Staff Writers: Stephanie Breijo, Cindy Carcamo, Sarah Mosqueda
Test Kitchen Coordinator: Julie Giuffrida

Investigations

Senior Editor, Investigations: Jack Leonard
Deputy Editor, Investigations: Carla Rivera
Staff Writers: Adam Elmahrek, Nathan Fenno, Melody Gutierrez, Robert J. Lopez, Ben Poston, Paul Pringle, Paige St. John, Alene Tchekmedyian

Image

Image | Fashion

Deputy Editor: Elisa Wouk Almino
Image Design Director: Jessica de Jesus
Staff Writer: Julissa James
Fashion Editor at Large: Keyla Marquez
Contributing Writers: Harmony Holiday, Dave Schilling

Legal

General Counsel: Jeff Glasser
Senior Counsel: Cat-Uyen Vo
Executive Assistant: Liza Sheketoff

Lifestyle and Features

Home | L.A. Affairs | Plants | Travel | Wellness | The Wild

Deputy Managing Editor and Creative Director: Amy King
Features Editor: Brittany Levine Beckman
Deputy Features Editors: Marques Harper, Michelle Woo
Senior Editor: Alyssa Bereznak
Assistant Editors: Jessica Roy, Ada Tseng
Senior Features Writer: Adam Tschorn
Staff Writers: Lisa Boone, Kailyn Brown, Julia Carmel, Sonaiya Kelley, Jeanette Marantos, Todd Martens, Deborah Netburn, Christopher Reynolds, Lila Seidman, Deborah Vankin, Steven Vargas

Multiplatform Editing / Copy Desk

Assistant Managing Editor: Ruthanne Salido
Managers: Blake Hennon, John Penner
Leads: Rubaina Azhar, Dave Bennett, Minh Dang, Lisa Horowitz, R. Marina Levario, Doug Norwood, Andre Vergara, Paul Ybarrondo
Editors: James Barrero, David Bowman, Jim Buzinski, Anne Elisabeth Dillon, Alison Dingeldein, Rachel Dunn, Steve Eames, Kevin Leung, Nick Leyva, Gerard Lim, Lynn Meersman, Don Ragland, Dwayne Rogers, Lee Rogers, Evita Timmons, Susan Worrell

National Politics and Enterprise

Senior Editor: Millie Quan
Columnist: Mark Z. Barabak
Staff Writer: Tyrone Beason

New Initiatives

Managing Editor for New Initiatives and Senior Vice President of L.A. Times Studios: Shani O. Hilton
Deputy Managing Editor for New Initiatives and Vice President of L.A. Times Studios: Christian Stone
Associate Editor for New Initiatives and Executive Producer of L.A. Times Studios: Joel Rubin

News / Fast Break Desk

Fast Break Desk | Breaking News
Got a news tip? Information on submitting can be found here.

Deputy Managing Editor for News: Shelby Grad
Assistant Managing Editor for News: B.J. Terhune
Deputy Editors: Amy Hubbard (News), Dawn Burkes (Entertainment), Dan Watson
Senior Editor: Jon Healey

Assistant Editors
News: Carlos Lozano, Hugo Martín, Luke Money, David Carrillo Pe?aloza, Jared Servantez
Entertainment: Christie D’Zurilla

News and Culture Critic: Lorraine Ali

Staff Writers
News: Andrew J. Campa, Terry Castleman, Jeremy Childs, Kiera Feldman, Karen Garcia, Noah Goldberg, Salvador Hernandez, Rong-Gong Lin II, Summer Lin, Christian Martinez, Alexandra E. Petri, Faith E. Pinho, Nathan Solis, Grace Toohey, Richard Winton
Entertainment: Carlos De Loera, Alexandra Del Rosario, Nardine Saad, Emily St. Martin, Jonah Valdez
Sports: Steve Henson, Chuck Schilken

Newsroom Innovation and Planning

Director: Lora Victorio
Deputy Director: Beto Alvarez
Assistant Editor, News Tools: Daniel Gaines

Originals | Video

Deputy Managing Editor of Originals and Vice President of L.A. Times Studios: Sharon Matthews
Senior Producers, Video Series: Jackeline Luna, Mark E. Potts
Video Journalists/Editors: Jessica Q. Chen, Yadira Flores, J.R. Lizarraga, Cody Long, Steve Saldivar

L.A. Times Today
A glimpse behind the headlines of the award-winning Los Angeles Times. Spectrum News 1 anchor Lisa McRee interviews Times journalists and photographers covering local news, politics, business, entertainment, sports and opinion, Monday through Friday at 7 and 10 p.m.

Newsroom Partners
Senior Editor and Post-Production Supervisor: Lauren Flynn
Director: Jeff Amlotte
Video Journalists/Editors: Shani Escalona, Lara Hochuli, David Santillan

Photography

Executive Director of Photography: Kim Chapin
Deputy Editor: Marc Martin
Photo Editors: Jerome Adamstein, Calvin B. Alagot, Taylor Arthur, Brandon Choe, Alex Horvath, Kelvin Kuo, Liv Paggiarino, Raul Roa
Department Manager: Robbin Goddard
Technology/Multimedia Systems: Jason Neubert
Photo Specialist: Joseph Binoya
Photojournalists: Jason Armond, Jay L. Clendenin, Carolyn Cole, Myung Chun, Gary Coronado, Gina Ferazzi, Robert Gauthier, Christina House, Irfan Khan, Dania Maxwell, Mel Melcon, Genaro Molina, Francine Orr, Allen J. Schaben, Luis Sinco, Wally Skalij, Mariah Tauger, Brian van der Brug, Marcus Yam
Department Administrator: Elsa Luna

Readers' Representative Office

If you believe we have made an error, or you have questions about journalistic standards and practices, our readers’ representative can be reached at readers.representative@latimes.com or (877) 544-4000.

Sports

Sports Editor: Iliana Limón Romero
Deputy Sports Editor: Ed Guzman
Senior Sports Editor: Austin Knoblauch
Assistant Sports Editors: Athan Atsales, Dan Loumena, Houston Mitchell, Hans Tesselaar
Baseball: Mike DiGiovanna (MLB), Jack Harris (Dodgers), Sarah Valenzuela (Angels)
Basketball: Andrew Greif (Clippers), Broderick Turner (Lakers, Clippers), Dan Woike (Lakers), Thuc Nhi Nguyen (Sparks)
Colleges: Ben Bolch (UCLA), Ryan Kartje (USC), Thuc Nhi Nguyen, J. Brady McCollough
Columnists: Helene Elliott, Dylan Hernández, Bill Plaschke
Culture Critic: Tyler R. Tynes
Enterprise/General Assignment: Jorge Castillo
Football: Sam Farmer (NFL), Gary Klein (L.A. Rams), Jeff Miller (L.A. Chargers)
High School Sports: Eric Sondheimer (Columnist)
Horse Racing: John Cherwa
Soccer: Kevin Baxter (Angel City FC, L.A. Galaxy, LAFC, International)
Sports Business: Bill Shaikin

Times Community News

Daily Pilot | TimesOC

Executive Editor: Carol Cormaci
Deputy Editor: Erik Haugli
Photographer: Don Leach
Copy Editor/Page Designer: Greg Diaz

Staff Writers
Costa Mesa: Sara Cardine
Newport Beach: Lilly Nguyen
Huntington Beach, Sports: Matthew Szabo
Laguna Beach, Fountain Valley, Sports: Andrew Turner

Top Stories | Column One | Special Projects

Assistant Managing Editor for Storytelling: Ben Muessig
Column One Editor: Steve Padilla
Senior Editors, A1 and Top Stories: Mary Ann Meek, Scott Sandell
Senior Editor, Washington, D.C.: David Lauter
Special Projects Editor: Alice Short
Assistant Editor, New Formats: Lauren Raab
Senior Writer: Jeffrey Fleishman
Staff Writer: David Wharton

Washington, D.C., and National Politics

Assistant Editor: Edmund Sanders
D.C. Columnist: Doyle McManus
Staff Writers: Noah Bierman, Andrea Castillo, Don Lee, Erin B. Logan, David G. Savage, Courtney Subramanian, Tracy Wilkinson, Sarah D. Wire, Jie Jenny Zou
Department Administrator: Dina White

World and Nation

World and Nation Editor: Alan Zarembo
Deputy Editor: Rebecca Bryant
Assistant Editors: Paul Feldman, Michael Ottey

Foreign Staff, Bureaus
Global Affairs Writer (D.C.): Laura King
Beijing: Stephanie Yang
Beirut: Nabih Bulos
Mexico City: Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. McDonnell, Leila Miller
Seoul: Max Kim

National Staff, Bureaus
Atlanta: Jenny Jarvie
Austin, Texas: Jack Herrera
Los Angeles: Jaweed Kaleem

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