Los Angeles Times business editor John Corrigan sent out the following message to the staff Thursday evening:
“After a six-year tour as a national correspondent, P.J. Huffstutter will be rejoining Business on Jan. 25 as a Los Angeles-based reporter focused on the food and agriculture beat.
“Most of you know P.J.â€™s work: covering an eight-state region in the Midwest, sheÂ wrote about two serial killers, three major hurricanes and hundreds of tales about life in Americaâ€™s heartland.
“P.J. first joined the Timesâ€™ business staff in Orange County in 1997, where she covered local technology firms and the meteoric rise of Broadcom Corp. She later joined the paperâ€™s technology team in Los Angeles, where she reported on the collapse of the dot-com world and the convergence of technology and Hollywood.
“On the food and agriculture beat, P.J. will focus on several key areas â€“ including how climate change and the water wars are threatening farming. Sheâ€™ll also report on food safety issues, and give us close looks at some of the giant agribusinesses that play such a big role in what we eat. Sheâ€™s also aiming to provide some interesting takes on food culture.”
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