The following excerpt announcement was sent out by LA Times deputy managing editor Shelby Grad:
Jared Servantez is joining Metro as the night city editor.
Servantez is already an important newsroom leader, serving as a multiplatform lead with a special emphasis on editing major investigations and projects.
As Metro’s night editor, Servantez will play an even larger leadership role, running breaking news coverage in the evening hours, planning the California print section, often giving final reads to our big stories and planning for the next day.
Servantez started with the News multiplatform copy desk as a Metpro fellow in 2016 and has been on that desk since, editing stories for California, National, Foreign and Business with a few guest appearances on the Features copy desk. Before joining The Times, he was a Dow Jones News Fund intern and copy editor at the Mercury News and East Bay Times. A lifelong Southern Californian aside from that stint in the Bay Area, he grew up reading the San Diego Union-Tribune and studied print and digital journalism at USC.
He moves into his new role Nov. 29.