The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of the Los Angeles Times’ deputy managing editor Shelby Grad and assistant managing editor for news B.J. Terhune:
We’re pleased to announce that Jeremy Childs is joining the Los Angeles Times as the night reporter on our breaking news team, the Fast Break Desk.
Childs comes to us from the Ventura County Star, where he has worked as a reporter since 2016.
In 2022, his work led the Ventura County Star to win first place in the breaking news category of the California News Publishers Assn.’s awards. Childs most recently served as the newspaper’s East Ventura County reporter, writing about the communities of Simi Valley, Moorpark and the Conejo Valley.
Childs grew up in Newbury Park and graduated from Occidental College with a degree in English and comparative literary studies.
In his new role with The Times, Childs will anchor the important night reporter shift, working alongside night editor Amy Hubbard, to report real-time breaking news events as well as longer-form stories. He starts Monday.