Media Moves

LA Times appoints John national political correspondent

April 4, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Arit John

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by Los Angeles Times Washington bureau chief Kimbriell Kelly:

Arit John has joined the Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau as national political correspondent, a role she has been serving in temporarily since November.

She started at The Times in February 2020 to write about the presidential campaign, then spent a year with the Lifestyle section. Previously, she covered politics and entertainment for the Atlantic, the 2016 election cycle and Congress for Bloomberg News and did a brief stint with the New York Times Style section, where she wrote stories about weed churches, TikTok stars and culture in Los Angeles.

In her new position, John will focus on the issues and people shaping our national political conversation and the impact the political debates in Washington have on the lives of Californians and people across the nation.


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