The following excerpt announcement was sent out on behalf of Los Angeles Times editorial page editor Sewell Chan and deputy editorial page editor Mariel Garza:
We are delighted to announce that Kerry Cavanaugh, who has covered city government, housing, transportation and the environment for the editorial board since 2013, has been promoted to assistant editor of the editorial page, effective Sept. 6.
Cavanaugh will be central to our ongoing push to make our editorials more urgent, relevant and bold for readers across Southern California. She will continue to report and write — taking on business and economic issues, including income inequality, tax policy, technology and privacy — while also taking on line-editing duties.
A graduate of NYU and the Columbia Journalism School, Cavanaugh grew up in Newark, Calif., a Bay Area suburb. She started her career as an environment and transportation reporter at the Bakersfield Californian and worked for a decade at the Los Angeles Daily News as a reporter, columnist and editorial writer. She was a producer at KCRW-FM (89.9) before joining The Times in 2013.