The following excerpt was sent out from The Los Angeles Times’ food editor Daniel Hernandez:
I am thrilled to announce that Betty Hallock has joined our team as deputy Food editor. With her ideal balance of experience, innovation and institutional knowledge, we are absolutely delighted she’s chosen The Times at a crucial moment as we expand our Food coverage.
Hallock, an experienced editor, reporter, cookbook author and project leader, will be a familiar name to some of our readers and colleagues in the newsroom. She is returning to a role she held between 2004 and 2013, but this is no repeat run. Between stints with us, Hallock has published four cookbooks, led food coverage at Los Angeles magazine and launched food content at the digital start-up Roundglass.
Hallock also has serious news chops, with experience on desks at the Wall Street Journal and in Business here at The Times.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UCLA and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.