Media Moves

L.A. Times en Español adds three staff members

March 1, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from on behalf of General Manager for Latino Initiatives Angel Rodriguez:

The Los Angeles Times is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the Español team that better position us to reach the Spanish-speaking audience in Southern California through more engaging journalism.


Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson will join the Español team as editor. Over the last three years, Johnson has worked closely with the Español reporters on their storytelling and has been critical in helping integrate the staff into the larger Los Angeles Times newsroom.

Throughout his career, Johnson has had a focus on Latin America and the U.S. Latino community. He served more than four years as The Times’ Latin American culture correspondent based in Mexico City and three years with the Wall Street Journal based in São Paulo covering Brazilian politics. Over the past four years as assistant city editor, Johnson has helped edit Times’ coverage of immigration and diverse communities.

In his new role as editor, Johnson will help direct the work of the seven journalists that make up the Español team and report to Angel Rodriguez.


Alejandro Maciel
Alejandro Maciel

Alejandro Maciel will assume a new role as assistant general manager for Los Angeles Times in Español. His new responsibilities will include leading a refocused events strategy, identifying partnerships within the Latino community and working with the L.A. Times Studios team on new ways to reach Spanish-speaking audiences. He will also continue to write the Kiosko Digitalweekly newsletter.





Claudia Núñez
Claudia Núñez

Claudia Núñez will move to Audience Engagement as senior editor. She will work with the team on developing new strategies around reaching Spanish-speaking audiences on social platforms.

With Núñez’s knowledge of the community and her strong digital skills demonstrated over the last five years working with L.A. Times en Español, we feel confident that the journalism produced by the staff will reach the Spanish-speaking audience.

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