Brooks retiring from LA Times after 42 years

Nancy Rivera Brooks, deputy business editor of the Los Angeles Times, is retiring from the newspaper after 42 years. Rivera Brooks has shaped the business desk’s culture and coverage. Staffers across the newsroom turn to Rivera Brooks for her keen understanding of economics, real estate and the environment. Reporters throughout the department adore her kind […]

La Ganga named deputy ME of LA Times

Los Angeles Times interim executive editor Terry Tang sent out the following: I’m delighted to announce that Maria L. La Ganga, the city editor, will become deputy managing editor for California and Metro effective today. In her new role, she will oversee our largest department, the engine of the newsroom. She has earned the full […]

Video game industry reporter Parvini departing LA Times

Sarah Parvini, who has been covering the video game industry for the Los Angeles Times, was among the more than 100 staffers laid off on Tuesday. Parvini began her Times career in 2014 through the Metpro fellowship program and has reported from various corners of the country and world for the paper, including an avian […]

LA Times taps Salido to serve as assistant ME

The Los Angeles Times has promoted Ruthanne Salido to assistant managing editor. The Times reports: “Her elevation to assistant managing editor reflects her wide responsibilities and the important role she plays across the newsroom overseeing the copy editing process as well as helping run major projects and initiatives.” Recently, Salido served as director of the […]

NY Times hires Aleaziz as reporter

Hamed Aleaziz has joined The New York Times as a reporter to cover immigration and the Department of Homeland Security. He wrote on X/Twitter: “Please email me for my Signal number or to send tips/story ideas!” Recently, Aleaziz was an immigration policy reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Before that, he worked as an immigration […]

LA Times names Ali news and culture critic

The Los Angeles Times has appointed Lorraine Ali to news and culture critic on the Fast Break Desk. Recently, she held the post of television critic. Ali joined the Times in November 2011 as a music editor. He then served as a senior writer. Previously, she worked for 10 years at Newsweek where she served […]

LA Times appoints Pegher director of platforms

The following was sent out on behalf of The Los Angeles Times’ behalf of managing editor Sara Yasin, deputy managing editor Shelby Grad and assistant managing editor for audience Samantha Melbourneweaver: We are excited to announce Kelcie Pegher’s new role as director of platforms. With her expanded duties, Pegher will unite programming of all our platforms, […]

Los Angeles Times seeks an assistant editor, data & graphics

The Los Angeles Times is looking for an Assistant Editor to join our Data and Graphics Department. Job Description This team has a diversity of talents, backgrounds and specialized skills that allow us to deeply report with data, craft clarifying visuals, experiment and innovate with code, and provide a utility for our community. We work on […]

LA Times’ Morrison receives Distinguished Journalist Award

The following was sent out from The Los Angeles Times: On Oct. 25, the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles chapter honored Patt Morrison, writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, with the Distinguished Journalist Award. The award, which honors journalists who have produced an impressive body of work and demonstrated a deep […]

L.A. Times welcomes eight to its 2023-’24 fellowship class

The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of the Los Angeles Times’ assistant managing editor for culture and talent Angel Jennings and deputy editor for culture and talent Joseph Serna: This upcoming year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Los Angeles Times’ in-house program to diversify journalism, Metpro, now known as the […]