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USA Today hires Maltais to lead retail, food and personal tech coverage

August 10, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Michelle Maltais

Michelle Maltais has joined the USA Today Money staff as its consumer editor.

Maltais is based in the Los Angeles bureau and is leading a newly formed team focused on retail, food, and personal technology.

She previously spent 20 years at the Los Angeles Times.  She was most recently deputy director of audience engagement, a team that was focused not only on social media platforms but also on creating stories that resonate with online audiences. She was a member of the team that won a Pulitzer for breaking news coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Maltais began her tenure at the Times in 1997 as a copy editor, primarily in business, eventually becoming the business web deputy. Among her varied experiences at the Times, she produced a business radio program, wrote and edited tech coverage, and produced multimedia content for latimes.com.

Maltais earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in English from Scripps College in Claremont, California.

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