The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times’ Express editor Patrick LaForge:
I have some great news. Livia Albeck-Ripka, who has reported for The Times in various roles for several years, including a five-month temporary stint on Express this year, will be joining the newsroom permanently, reporting for the team from California.
Livia has already contributed much to The Times. She was a fellow on the Climate desk here in New York, a reporter in the Australia bureau and a freelancer for various desks out West. Her work has been featured on The Daily and The New York Times Presents, our documentary series, and throughout the newspaper. She has a B.A. from the University of Melbourne, and a master’s from Columbia’s journalism school.
In 2018, she was awarded a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship for her writing on mental health. She has also written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, VICE Magazine, Quartz and The Outline. In 2014, she was awarded a residency at Fabrica, a creative studio in Italy, where she worked on narrative projects and wrote for COLORS magazine.
She has also done stints on live briefings about the coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine and, most recently, Hurricane Ian.