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Los Angeles Times
2300 E. Imperial Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245

Leadership of the Los Angeles Times

Executive Chairman: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

News
Executive Editor: Terry Tang
Managing Editor: Hector Becerra
Editor at Large: Scott Kraft
Deputy Managing Editors: Shelby Grad, Amy King, Maria L. La Ganga
Assistant Managing Editors: John Canalis, Steve Clow, Angel Jennings, Iliana Limón Romero, Craig Nakano, Laurie Ochoa, Ruthanne Salido, B.J. Terhune

Opinion
Editorials Editor: Mariel Garza
Op-Ed Editor: Susan Brenneman

Business
Executive Team

Audience Engagement | 404 by L.A. Times | Platforms, Social Video and News Partnerships | Newsletters

Director of Audience Engagement: Seth Liss
SEO Strategist: Katie Antonsson

Audience Engagement Assistant Editors
2024 Election: Mary Kate Metivier
Entertainment and Arts: Vanessa Franko
Environment, Health and Science: Javier Panzar

Audience Engagement Editors
Early Childhood Education: Kate Sequeira
Entertainment and Arts: Nicholas Ducassi, David Viramontes

404 by L.A. Times
Creators: Tom Carroll, Safi Nazzal

Platforms, Social Video and News Partnerships
Deputy Editor: Kelcie Pegher
Assistant Editor: Thomas Suh Lauder
Multiplatform Editors: Eduardo Gonzalez, Jevon Phillips
Video Journalists: Albert Brave Tiger Lee, Mark E. Potts

Newsletters | Subscription Center
Head of Newsletters: Karim Doumar
Assistant Editor: Christian Orozco
Multiplatform Editor: Kevinisha Walker
Essential California Staff Writer: Ryan Fonseca

Business | Company Town

Business and Company Town Editor: Richard Verrier

Business
Deputy Editor: Joel Rubin
Columnist: Michael Hiltzik

Staff Writers
Commercial Real Estate: Roger Vincent
Economy, Trade, Port of Los Angeles: Don Lee (D.C.)
Finance, Insurance, Aerospace, SoCal Dealmakers: Laurence Darmiento
Labor and Tourism: Suhauna Hussain
Retail, Small Business, Enterprise: Marisa Gerber
Wealth and Luxury, Celebrity Brands, Influencers: Andrea Chang

Company Town | The Wide Shot Newsletter
Senior Editor: Ryan Faughnder
Staff Writers:
Corporate Media, Investigations: Meg James
Hollywood Labor, Production, Entertainment Industry News: Christi Carras
Hollywood Investigations, Litigation: Stacy Perman
Hollywood Studios, Video Game Industry: Samantha Masunaga
Streaming, AI, Talent Agencies: Wendy Lee
TV Business and Media: Stephen Battaglio

California

Deputy Managing Editor, California and Metro: Maria L. La Ganga
California Politics Editor: Laurel Rosenhall
City Editor: Cindy Chang
Deputy Editors: Stephanie Chavez, Joe Mozingo
State Editor: Deb Anderluh
Assistant Editors: Keegan Hamilton, Phil Willon

Columnists: Gustavo Arellano, Steve Lopez, Patt Morrison, Frank Shyong, George Skelton

City Desk
Editors: Cindy Chang, Maria L. La Ganga, Joe Mozingo
Staff Writers
Features and Investigations: Daniel Miller
General Assignment: Sonja Sharp
Homelessness: Doug Smith
Housing: Liam Dillon, Paloma Esquivel
Housing Market: Andrew Khouri
Investigations: Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan, Connor Sheets
Los Angeles City Hall: Dakota Smith, David Zahniser
Los Angeles County: Rebecca Ellis
Narrative: Thomas Curwen, Christopher Goffard
Real Estate: Jack Flemming
Transportation and Mobility: Colleen Shalby, Rachel Uranga

Courts/Police/Crime
Editor: Keegan Hamilton
Staff Writers
D.A. and Criminal Courts: James Queally
Federal Courts: Brittny Mejia
General Assignment: Matthew Ormseth
Legal Affairs, California Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Kevin Rector
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Keri Blakinger
Los Angeles Police Department: Libor Jany

Education
Editor: Stephanie Chavez
Staff Writers
Campus Culture: Jaweed Kaleem
Early Childhood Education: Jenny Gold
Higher Education, University of California: Teresa Watanabe
Los Angeles Unified School District: Howard Blume

State Bureaus, Enterprise
Editor: Deb Anderluh
Staff Writers
Bay Area and North Coast: Hannah Wiley
Central Valley: Melissa Gomez
Equity Initiative: Rebecca Plevin
Northern California: Jessica Garrison
State Enterprise: Hailey Branson-Potts, Jack Dolan

Sacramento Bureau
California Politics Editor: Laurel Rosenhall
Assistant Editor: Phil Willon
Columnist: George Skelton
Staff Writers: Taryn Luna, Mackenzie Mays, Anabel Sosa

Support
Department Administrator: Carlos Santana

Culture and Talent | Los Angeles Times Fellowship | Los Angeles Times Internships

Assistant Managing Editor for Culture and Talent: Angel Jennings
Community Engagement Editor: Anh Do

Los Angeles Times Fellowship
Class of 2023-24: Ashley Ahn, Michael Blackshire, Anthony De Leon, Jireh Deng, Defne Karabatur, Angie Orellana Hernandez, Caroline Petrow-Cohen, Ananya Thyagarajan

Los Angeles Times Internships
Spring 2024 Interns: Cerys Davies, Eva Hartman, Kaitlyn Huamani, Claire O’Callahan, Jenna Peterson
Summer 2024 Interns: Kimberly Aguirre, Bryan A’Hearn, Brianna Benitez, Emely Bonilla, Zo? Cranfill, Nicolas Diaz-Magaloni, Neenma Ebeledike, Marcos Franco, Noah Haggerty, Kayla Hayempour, Daniel Eduardo Hernandez, Marissa Kraus, Hannah Ly, Jack Maurer, Sandra McDonald, Jasmine “Jaz” Mendez, Asia Moore, Veronica Roseborough, Helen Quach, Grace Xue

Data and Graphics

Data and Graphics Director: Hanna Sender
Assistant Editors: Sean Greene, Vanessa Martinez
Data and Graphics Journalists: Phi Do, Lorena I?iguez Elebee, Sandhya Kambhampati, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee (D.C.)

De Los and Los Angeles Times en Espa?ol

De Los | Instagram | TikTok | Latinx Files Newsletter

Editorial Director: Fidel Martinez
Design Director: Martina Ibá?ez-Baldor
Art Director: Diana Ramirez Santacruz
Staff Writer: Andrea Flores

Los Angeles Times en Espa?ol
Entertainment Editor: Tommy Calle
Graphic Design: Salvador Mancia
Staff Writers
Entertainment: Sergio Burstein
Metro: Soudi Jimenez, Selene Rivera

Design Department

Deputy Managing Editor and Creative Director: Amy King
Design Director: Taylor Le
Senior Deputy Design Director: Jim Cooke, Faith Stafford
Deputy Design Directors: Jessica de Jesus, Allison Hong, Martina Ibá?ez-Baldor
Senior Art Directors and Designers: An Amlotte, Erica Bonkowski, Tim Hubbard, Brandon Ly, Hamlet Nalbandyan, Nicole Vas
Art Directors and Designers: Micah Fluellen, Parisa Hajizadeh-Amini, Patrick Hruby, Ross May, Bakr Muhammad, Judy Pryor, Diana Ramirez Santacruz, Elsie Ramos, Susana Sanchez, Kay Scanlon, Jamie Sholberg

Editorial Administration and Finance

Assistant Managing Editor, Administration: John Canalis
Director of News Development: Tracy Boucher
Administrative Director: Gail Marshall
News Operations Specialist: Katrina Ten
Department Administrators: Elsa Luna, Carlos Santana
Editorial Assistants: Malia Mendez, Julius Miller
Finance Senior Manager: William McElhaney

Editorial Library

Director: Cary Schneider
News Researcher: Scott Wilson
Night Archiving Supervisor: Valerie Hood
Archivist: James Kim

Editorial Page | Opinion

Editorials Editor: Mariel Garza
Assistant Editorials Editor: Kerry Cavanaugh
Editorial Writers: Tony Barboza, Robert Greene, Carla Hall
Letters Editor: Paul Thornton
Executive Assistant: Demi Duenes

Op-Ed | To learn how to submit an op-ed, click here
Op-Ed Editor: Susan Brenneman
Deputy Op-Ed Editors: Josh Gohlke, Philip Gray
Assistant Op-Ed Editors: Elena Gooray, Maret Orliss, Nafeesa Syeed
Columnists: Robin Abcarian, Jackie Calmes (D.C.), LZ Granderson

Entertainment and Arts

Assistant Managing Editor: Craig Nakano
Deputy Editors: Matt Brennan, Nate Jackson, Maane Khatchatourian
Assistant Editor, Planning: Kevin Crust

Arts
Art Critic: Christopher Knight
Classical Music/Dance Critic: Mark Swed
Theater Critic: Charles McNulty
Staff Writer: Jessica Gelt

Culture
Culture Columnist and Critic: Mary McNamara
Entertainment Columnist: Amy Kaufman
Staff Writer: Ashley Lee

The Envelope
The Envelope Editor: Elena Howe
Columnist: Glenn Whipp

Movies
Film Editor: Joshua Rothkopf
Staff Writers: Mark Olsen, Josh Rottenberg

Pop Music
Critic: Mikael Wood
Staff Writer: August Brown

Television
TV Editor: Maira Garcia
Television Critic: Robert Lloyd
Staff Writers: Meredith Blake (N.Y.), Greg Braxton, Tracy Brown, Yvonne Villarreal

Environment, Health and Science

Climate California | Boiling Point Newsletter

Environment Editor: Monte Morin
Deputy Editor: Matthew Ballinger
Audience Engagement Assistant Editor: Javier Panzar
Columnist: Sammy Roth

Staff Writers
Air Quality and Environmental Health: Tony Briscoe
California Coast: Rosanna Xia
Climate Change in California: Hayley Smith
Climate Investigations: Susanne Rust
Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage: Russ Mitchell
Environmental Justice: Tyrone Beason
Environmental Policy and Accountability: Melody Petersen
Health and Science: Karen Kaplan, Corinne Purtill
Healthcare Policy: Emily Alpert Reyes
Water: Ian James
Wildfires: Alex Wigglesworth
Wildlife, State/National Parks, Urban Ecology: Lila Seidman

Features: Lifestyle and West Coast Experiences

Deputy Managing Editor and Creative Director: Amy King
Features Editor: Brittany Levine Beckman

Home Design | L.A. Affairs | Plants | Wellness
Deputy Features Editor and L.A. Affairs: Marques Harper
Senior Editor, Wellness: Alyssa Bereznak
Assistant Editor and Senior Writer: Adam Tschorn
Staff Writers
Faith, Spirituality and Joy: Deborah Netburn
Home Design and Plants: Lisa Boone
Outdoors: Jaclyn Cosgrove
Plants and Gardening: Jeanette Marantos
Wellness: Deborah Vankin

Travel & Experiences | Things to Do in L.A. | Weekend
West Coast Experiences Editor: Michelle Woo
Assistant Editor: Jessica Roy
Staff Writers: Kailyn Brown, Sonaiya Kelley, Todd Martens, Christopher Reynolds

Food

General Manager: Laurie Ochoa
Food Editor: Daniel Hernandez
Deputy Food Editor: Betty Hallock
Assistant Editor and Writer, Guides: Danielle Dorsey
Restaurant Critic: Bill Addison
Columnist: Jenn Harris
Staff Writers: Stephanie Breijo, Cindy Carcamo

Investigations

Image

Image | Fashion

Deputy Editor: Elisa Wouk Almino
Image Design Director: Jessica de Jesus
Staff Writer: Julissa James
Fashion Editor at Large: Keyla Marquez
Contributing Writers: Harmony Holiday, Dave Schilling

Legal

General Counsel: Jeff Glasser
Senior Counsel: Cat-Uyen Vo
Executive Assistant: Liza Sheketoff

Multiplatform Editing / Copy Desk

Assistant Managing Editor: Ruthanne Salido
Managers: Lisa Horowitz (Interim), John Penner
Leads: Rubaina Azhar, Minh Dang, R. Marina Levario, Doug Norwood, Andre Vergara, Paul Ybarrondo
Editors: James Barrero, David Bowman, Jim Buzinski, Anne Elisabeth Dillon, Alison Dingeldein, Rachel Dunn, Steve Eames, Carolyn Horwitz, Kevin Leung, Nick Leyva, Gerard Lim, Lynn Meersman, Don Ragland, Dwayne Rogers, Lee Rogers, Evita Timmons, Kevin Ueda, Susan Worrell

News / Fast Break Desk

Deputy Managing Editor for News: Shelby Grad
Assistant Managing Editor for News: B.J. Terhune

Deputy Editors
News: Jon Healey, Amy Hubbard, Joseph Serna, Dan Watson (D.C.)
Entertainment: Dawn Burkes

Assistant Editors
News: Carlos Lozano, Hugo Martín, Luke Money, David Carrillo Pe?aloza
Entertainment: Christie D’Zurilla

News and Culture Critic: Lorraine Ali

Staff Writers
News: Andrew J. Campa, Terry Castleman, Hannah Fry, Karen Garcia, Noah Goldberg, Salvador Hernandez, Jenny Jarvie (Atlanta), Rong-Gong Lin II, Summer Lin, Nathan Solis, Grace Toohey, Ruben Vives, Richard Winton
Entertainment: Alexandra Del Rosario, Nardine Saad
Sports: Steve Henson, Chuck Schilken

Newsroom Innovation and Planning

Director: Lora Victorio
Deputy Director: Beto Alvarez

Photography | L.A. Times Today Newsroom Partners

Executive Director of Photography: Kim Chapin
Deputy Editor: Marc Martin
Photo Editors: Jerome Adamstein, Calvin B. Alagot, Taylor Arthur, Alex Horvath, Kelvin Kuo, Liv Paggiarino, Raul Roa
Department Manager: Robbin Goddard
Technology/Multimedia Systems: Jason Neubert
Photojournalists: Jason Armond, Carolyn Cole, Myung Chun, Gina Ferazzi, Robert Gauthier, Christina House, Dania Maxwell, Genaro Molina, Allen J. Schaben, Wally Skalij, Brian van der Brug, Marcus Yam
Department Administrator: Elsa Luna

L.A. Times Today
A glimpse behind the headlines of the award-winning Los Angeles Times. Spectrum News 1 anchor Lisa McRee interviews Times journalists and photographers covering local news, politics, business, entertainment, sports and opinion, Monday through Friday at 7 and 10 p.m.

Newsroom Partners
Senior Editor and Post-Production Supervisor: Lauren Flynn
Director: Jeff Amlotte

Politics | 2024 Elections

Presidential Election and National Politics
Assistant Managing Editor: Steve Clow
Associate Editor: Steve Padilla
Los Angeles Times Politics Newsletter: Anita Chabria, David Lauter (D.C.)
Columnists: Doyle McManus (D.C.), Mark Z. Barabak
Staff Writers:
California: Seema Mehta, Benjamin Oreskes, Faith E. Pinho, James Rainey
Washington, D.C.: Noah Bierman

California Politics
California Politics Editor: Laurel Rosenhall
Assistant Editors: Phil Willon (Sacramento), Edmund Sanders (D.C.)
Staff Writers:
Sacramento Bureau: Taryn Luna, Mackenzie Mays, Anabel Sosa
Los Angeles: Laura J. Nelson, Julia Wick
Washington, D.C.: Andrea Castillo

Readers' Representative Office

If you believe we have made an error, or you have questions about journalistic standards and practices, our readers’ representative can be reached at readers.representative@latimes.com or (877) 544-4000.

Sports

Sports Editor: Iliana Limón Romero
Deputy Sports Editor: Ed Guzman
Senior Sports Editor: Austin Knoblauch
Assistant Sports Editors: Athan Atsales, Dan Loumena, Houston Mitchell
Baseball: Mike DiGiovanna (MLB), Jack Harris (Dodgers)
Basketball: Broderick Turner (Lakers, Clippers), Dan Woike (Lakers), Thuc Nhi Nguyen (Sparks)
Colleges: Ben Bolch (UCLA), Ryan Kartje (USC), Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Columnists: Dylan Hernández, Bill Plaschke
Football: Sam Farmer (NFL), Gary Klein (L.A. Rams), Jeff Miller (L.A. Chargers)
General Assignment: Eduard Cauich, Jad El Reda
High School Sports: Eric Sondheimer (Columnist)
Hockey/Soccer: Kevin Baxter (L.A. Kings, Anaheim Ducks; Angel City FC, L.A. Galaxy, LAFC)
Horse Racing: John Cherwa
Sports Business: Bill Shaikin

Times Community News

Daily Pilot | TimesOC

Executive Editor: Carol Cormaci
Deputy Editor: Erik Haugli
Photographer: Don Leach
Copy Editor/Page Designer: Greg Diaz

Staff Writers
Costa Mesa: Sara Cardine
Features: Sarah Mosqueda, Gabriel San Román
Newport Beach: Lilly Nguyen
Huntington Beach, Sports: Matthew Szabo
Laguna Beach, Fountain Valley, Sports: Andrew Turner

Top Stories | Column One | Special Projects

Column One Editor: Steve Padilla
A1 and Top Stories Editor: Mary Ann Meek
A1 and Top Stories Deputy Editor: Blake Hennon
Special Projects Editor: Alice Short
Senior Writer: Jeffrey Fleishman
Staff Writer: David Wharton

Washington, D.C., Bureau

Deputy Editor, Fast Break Desk: Dan Watson
Assistant Editor: Edmund Sanders
Columnists: Jackie Calmes, Doyle McManus
Staff Writers: Noah Bierman, Andrea Castillo, Laura King, Don Lee, David G. Savage, Tracy Wilkinson
Data and Graphics Journalist: Gabrielle LaMarr LaMee

World and Nation

World and Nation Editor: Alan Zarembo
Deputy Editor: Rebecca Bryant
Assistant Editor: Michael Ottey

Beijing: Stephanie Yang
Beirut: Nabih Bulos
Global Affairs (D.C.): Laura King, Tracy Wilkinson
Mexico City: Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. McDonnell
Seoul: Max Kim
Supreme Court: David G. Savage

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