Gerber joins LA Times biz desk as enterprise reporter

Los Angeles Times business editor Jeff Bercovici sent out the following on Wednesday: Marisa Gerber has joined Business as an enterprise reporter who will focus on ambitious, high-impact narrative journalism that captures the realities and stakes of a changing economy in the state and elsewhere. Her focus will encompass subjects including immigration, automation, the housing […]

LA Times hires Merchant as tech columnist

Los Angeles Times business editor Jeff Bercovici sent out the following on Friday: It’s my great pleasure to announce that Brian Merchant is joining Business as our new technology columnist. For years, I’ve been a fan and frequent envier of Merchant’s work on the tech beat, and I know some of you share that experience. […]

Fonseca departs for LA Times

Ryan Fonseca has joined the Los Angeles Times as a writer for its “Essential California” newsletter. Fonseca is an instructor in the journalism department at California State University. Recently, Fonseca was an associate editor for at Southern California Public Radio. He was a digital news editor at the Los Angeles Daily News and from […]

Stokols joins Politico as a White House reporter

Politico has hired Eli Stokols to serve on the White House team and to help helm the West Wing Playbook newsletter. He begins Oct. 31. Recently, Stokols was a White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He was a political analyst at MSNBC and a White House reporter at The Wall Street Journal. He […]

LA Times adds Vazquez, Taylor to news design team

The following was sent out on behalf the Los Angeles Times’ deputy design director Allison Hong: We are pleased to announce that Alejandro Vazquez and Paula Taylor have joined the News design team as art directors. In their temporary roles, they will create layouts and visuals for the main news section, California, Business and Opinion […]

Bercovici named LA Times biz editor as Muessig becomes AME

The following announcement was sent on behalf of Los Angeles Times executive editor Kevin Merida and managing editor Sara Yasin: We’re excited to announce several shifts among our staff that will help stimulate our ambition and enhance our report. Ben Muessig has been promoted to assistant managing editor for storytelling, a new role intended to […]

NY Times hires Baumgaertner on the health desk

Emily Baumgaertner will join The New York Times’ health desk as a roving national health correspondent. Baumgaertner begins on September 6. Previously, Baumgaertner worked at the Times from March 2017 to February 2019 as a news assistant in its Washington bureau. Recently, she was at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered the pandemic and […]

Geen swaps Hearst for LA Times

Georgia Geen, senior producer for social media at Hearst Connecticut Media Group, has left to join the Los Angeles Times as a multiplatform editor, working with Apple News and other aggregators. Geen was previously an intern at the Los Angeles Times from June 2020 to August 2020. Additionally, she has interned at the Roanoke Times […]

LA Times appoints John national political correspondent

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 […]

LA Times names Subramanian correspondent in Washington

Courtney Subramanian will be joining the Los Angeles Times’ White House team in the Washington bureau as a correspondent. Her new role begins on April 4. Recently, she has been working as a White House correspondent at USA Today. Before that, she was at BBC News, where she served as a news reporter and news […]