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Mailing address:

(Employee Name)
(Department Name)
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: Kevin Merida
Managing Editors: Shani O. Hilton, Sara Yasin
Editor at Large: Scott Kraft
Deputy Managing Editors: Hector Becerra, Shelby Grad, Amy King, Christian Stone, Julia Turner
Assistant Managing Editors: John Canalis, Angel Jennings, Kimbriell Kelly, Iliana Limón Romero, Loree Matsui, Samantha Melbourneweaver, Craig Nakano, B.J. Terhune
General Manager, Food: Laurie Ochoa
Chief of Staff: Alexa Sonnenfeld

Opinion
Editor of the Editorial Page: Terry Tang
Deputy Editorial Page Editor: Mariel Garza

Business
Executive Team

Art Department

Deputy Managing Editor and Creative Director: Amy King
Design Director: Taylor Le
Senior Deputy Design Director: Jim Cooke
Deputy Design Directors: Jessica de Jesus, Allison Hong, Alex Tatusian
Senior Art Directors and Designers: An Amlotte,Tim Hubbard, Martina Ibáñez-Baldor, Hamlet Nalbandyan, Nicole Vas
Art Directors and Designers: James Brooks, Jason Clark, Micah Fluellen, Parisa Hajizadeh-Amini, Ross May, Jan Molen, Bakr Muhammad, Van Nightingale, Joy Park, Judy Pryor, Elsie Ramos, Susana Sanchez, Kay Scanlon, Jamie Sholberg

Audience Engagement

Assistant Managing Editor for Audience: Samantha Melbourneweaver
Director of Audience Engagement: Seth Liss
Deputy Editors: Candace Amos (Social), Kelcie Pegher (Partnerships)
Audience Analyst: Katie Antonsson

Assistant Editors
Book Club and Events:Donna Wares
Entertainment and Arts:Vanessa Franko
Metro:Mary Kate Metivier, Javier Panzar

404 by L.A. Times
Head of Creator Content: Angie Jaime
Creators: Tom Carroll, Safi Nazzal, Jess Rosales, Marina Watanabe

Audience Engagement Editors
Business, Travel: Rachel Schnalzer
Entertainment and Arts:David Viramontes, Amy Wong
Features and Lifestyle: Leslie Cory
Sports: Alison Sneag

Social Media Editors
News:Maneeza Iqbal, Marisa Martinez, Christopher Price
Off-Platform News Aggregators: Georgia Geen
SEO, Fast Break Desk:Joshua Letona

Audio and Podcasts

Head of Audio: Jazmín Aguilera
Supervising Editor: Kinsee Morlan
Assistant Editor: Lauren Raab
Senior Producers: Kasia Broussalian, Heba Elorbany, Denise Guerra, Shannon Lin
Producers: Asal Ehsanipour, David Toledo
Staff Writer: Faith E. Pinho
LA Times Studios Audio Engineers: Mario Diaz, Mike Heflin, Mark Nieto

Breaking News | Fast Break Desk

Deputy Managing Editor for News: Shelby Grad
Assistant Managing Editor for News: B.J. Terhune
Deputy Editor: James Reed
Assistant Editors: Dawn Burkes, Carlos Lozano (Weekends), Jared Servantez (Nights)
Staff Writers: Christi Carras, Alexandra Del Rosario, Kenan Draughorne, Christie D’Zurilla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Summer Lin, Christian Martinez, Luke Money, Nardine Saad, Hayley Smith, Nathan Solis, Grace Toohey, Richard Winton, Gregory Yee

The following departments, listed separately, are part of this team:

  • Audience Engagement
  • Multiplatform / Copy Desk
  • News Desk
  • Utility Journalism Team

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Business

Business and Technology Editor: Ben Muessig
Deputy Editors: Jeff Bercovici (Technology), Nour Malas (Strategy)
Assistant Editor: Nancy Rivera Brooks
Columnist: Michael Hiltzik
Staff Writers
Aerospace, Supply Chains:Samantha Masunaga
Autos:Russ Mitchell
Business Profiles, General Assignment:Ronald D. White
California Economy, Labor:Margot Roosevelt
Commercial Real Estate:Roger Vincent
Energy:Sammy Roth
Enterprise:Daniel Miller
General Assignment:Suhauna Hussain
Housing Market: Andrew Khouri
Investigations:Kiera Feldman, Melody Petersen
Real Estate:Jack Flemming
Technology:Brian Contreras, Sam Dean
Tourism:Hugo Martín
Wealth:Andrea Chang
Wealth and Dealmakers:Laurence Darmiento

California

Deputy Managing Editor, California and Metro: Hector Becerra
Deputy Editors: Cindy Chang, Stephanie Chavez, Steve Clow

Columnists: Gustavo Arellano, Sandy Banks, Anita Chabria, Steve Lopez, Frank Shyong, George Skelton, Erika D. Smith

City Desk
City Editor: Maria L. La Ganga
Assistant City Editor: Reed Johnson

Staff Writers
Asian American Issues and Communities:Anh Do, Jeong Park
Black Los Angeles:Donovan X. Ramsey
California Demographics/Diverse Communities: Sarah Parvini
Eastside: Andrew J. Campa, Brittny Mejia, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde
Faith and Spirituality: Deborah Netburn
General Assignment:Hailey Branson-Potts, Justin Ray, Sonja Sharp,
Doug Smith, Ruben Vives, Julia Wick
Homelessness:Gale Holland, Benjamin Oreskes
Immigration: Hamed Aleaziz, Cindy Carcamo
Investigations: Matt Hamilton, Laura J. Nelson, Susanne Rust, Harriet Ryan, Connor Sheets
Latino Affairs/Enterprise: Esmeralda Bermudez
Orange County:Hannah Fry
Narrative: Marisa Gerber, Christopher Goffard

City Government
Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Hall:Dakota Smith, David Zahniser

Courts/Police/Crime
Editor: Joel Rubin
Staff Writers
D.A. and Criminal Courts: James Queally
Federal Courts: Michael Finnegan
General Assignment:Matthew Ormseth
Law Enforcement and Justice Issues:Libor Jany
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Alene Tchekmedyian
Los Angeles Police Department:Kevin Rector

Education
Editor: Stephanie Chavez
Staff Writers
General Assignment:Melissa Gomez, Laura Newberry, Colleen Shalby
Higher Education, University of California:Teresa Watanabe
Investigations: Paloma Esquivel
Los Angeles Unified School District:Howard Blume

Enterprise, State Bureaus
Editors: Steve Clow, Stuart Leavenworth
Staff Writers
Accountability:Robert J. Lopez
Central Valley and Rural Communities: Diana Marcum
Enterprise:Joe Mozingo
Healthcare:Marissa Evans
Housing Affordability:Liam Dillon
Investigations: Susanne Rust
Narrative: Thomas Curwen
Northern California: Jessica Garrison
Public Health: Emily Alpert Reyes
State Enterprise: James Rainey
Transportation and Mobility: Rachel Uranga

Environment
Editor: Monte Morin
Staff Writers
Air Quality and Environmental Health:Tony Briscoe
California Coast: Rosanna Xia
Southern California Environment:Louis Sahagún
Water: Ian James
Wildfires:Alex Wigglesworth

Science and Medicine
Editor: Karen Kaplan
Staff Writers: Melissa Healy, Corinne Purtill

State Politics
Sacramento Columnist: George Skelton
Sacramento Bureau Staff Writers: Melody Gutierrez, Taryn Luna, Mackenzie Mays, Hannah Wiley, Phil Willon

Support
Department Administrator: Carlos Santana

Data and Graphics

Data and Graphics Director: Hanna Sender
Data and Graphics Editor: Ben Welsh
Assistant Editors: Sean Greene, Thomas Suh Lauder, Iris Lee
Data and Graphics Journalists: Szu Yu Chen, Phi Do, Paul Duginski, Lorena Iñiguez Elebee, Sandhya Kambhampati, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee, Vanessa Martinez, Aida Ylanan

Editorial Administration and Finance

Assistant Managing Editor, Administration: John Canalis
Director of News Development: Tracy Boucher
Administrative Director: Gail Marshall
Department Administrators: Elsa Luna, Marilyn Ruiz, Carlos Santana, Elena Villanueva
Editorial Assistants: Madalyn Amato, Carlos De Loera
Finance: Bill McElhaney

Rights and Permissions
Analyst, Rights and Permissions: Ralph Drew

Editorial Library

Director: Cary Schneider
News Researchers: Jennifer Arcand, Scott Wilson
Night Archiving Supervisor: Valerie Hood
Archivist: James Kim

Editorial Page / Opinion

Editor of the Editorial Page: Terry Tang
Deputy Editorial Page Editor: Mariel Garza
Assistant Editorial Page Editor: Kerry Cavanaugh
Editorial Writers: Tony Barboza, Robert Greene, Carla Hall, Karin Klein, Laurel Rosenhall
Letters Editor: Paul Thornton
Executive Assistant: Demi Duenes

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Deputy Op-Ed Editors: Susan Brenneman, Philip Gray, Valerie J. Nelson
Assistant Op-Ed Editors: Elena Gooray, Maret Orliss, Nafeesa Syeed, Crystal Villarreal
Columnists: Robin Abcarian, Jackie Calmes (D.C.), Jonah Goldberg, Nicholas Goldberg, LZ Granderson, Jean Guerrero, Harry Litman

Entertainment and Arts

Deputy Managing Editor: Julia Turner
Assistant Managing Editor: Craig Nakano
Deputy Editors: Matt Brennan, Nate Jackson
The Envelope Editor: Elena Howe
Investigations Editor: Richard Verrier

Assistant Editors
Arts: Paula Mejía
Books:Boris Kachka
Film: Geoff Berkshire
Planning: Kevin Crust
Pop Music:Craig Marks

Columnists and Critics
Art Critic:Christopher Knight
Arts and Urban Design Columnist:Carolina A. Miranda
Classical Music/Dance Critic:Mark Swed
Culture Columnist and Critic: Mary McNamara
Entertainment: Amy Kaufman
The Envelope: Glenn Whipp
Games, Immersive Entertainment Critic:Todd Martens
Film Critic:Justin Chang
Pop Music Critic: Mikael Wood
Television Critics:Lorraine Ali, Robert Lloyd
Theater Critic:Charles McNulty

Staff Writers
Art, Theater, Classical Music, Dance:Jessica Gelt, Deborah Vankin
Books, Publishing and Literary L.A.:Dorany Pineda
Company Town:Stephen Battaglio, Ryan Faughnder, Meg James, Wendy Lee, Stacy Perman, Anousha Sakoui
Culture:Daniel Hernandez, Matt Pearce
The Envelope:Michael Ordoña
Film:Sonaiya Kelley, Mark Olsen, Josh Rottenberg, Jen Yamato
Pop Music: August Brown, Suzy Exposito, Randall Roberts
Television:Meredith Blake (N.Y.), Greg Braxton, Tracy Brown, Ashley Lee, Yvonne Villarreal
Web Producer/Writer: Jevon Phillips
Television Listings Assistant Editor:Ed Stockly
Listings Coordinator:Matt Cooper

Department Administrator: Elena Villanueva

Food

General Manager: Laurie Ochoa
Food Editor: Daniel Hernandez
Restaurant Critic: Bill Addison
Columnists: Jenn Harris, Ben Mims, Lucas Kwan Peterson
Staff Writer: Stephanie Breijo
Test Kitchen Coordinator: Julie Giuffrida

Investigations

Senior Editor, Investigations: Jack Leonard
Deputy Editor, Investigations: Carla Rivera
Staff Writers: Jack Dolan, Adam Elmahrek, Nathan Fenno, Ben Poston, Paul Pringle, Paige St. John

Image

Image | Fashion

Editor in Chief: Ian F. Blair
Deputy Editor: Elisa Wouk Almino
Image Design Director: Jessica de Jesus
Art Director: Judith Pryor
Image Director of Photography: Kate Kuo
Beauty Editor at Large: Darian Symoné Harvin
Staff Writer: Julissa James
Contributing Writer: Dave Schilling

Legal

Vice President, Legal: Jeff Glasser
Senior Counsel: Cat-Uyen Vo
Executive Assistant: Liza Sheketoff

Lifestyle and Features

Home | L.A. Affairs | Plants | Travel | Wellness | The Wild | Escapes

Deputy Managing Editor and Creative Director: Amy King
Features Editor: Brittany Levine Beckman
Deputy Features Editors: Marques Harper, Michelle Woo
Senior Features Writer: Adam Tschorn
Staff Writers: Lisa Boone, Jeanette Marantos, Christopher Reynolds
The Wild Newsletter: Mary Forgione
Escapes Newsletter: Rachel Schnalzer
Department Administrator: Marilyn Ruiz

Los Angeles Times en Español

Home Page: Los Angeles Times en Español
Editorial Director: Alejandro Maciel
Digital Editor: Claudia Núñez
Sports Editors: Eduard Cauich, Jad El Reda
Entertainment Editor: Tommy Calle
Staff Writers: Sergio Burstein (Entertainment), Soudi Jimenez (Metro), Selene Rivera (Metro)
Graphic Design: Salvador Mancia

Multiplatform / Copy Desk

Assistant Managing Editor: Loree Matsui
Managers: Blake Hennon, John Penner, Ruthanne Salido, Tim Trepany
Leads: Rubaina Azhar, Dave Bennett, Minh Dang, Lisa Horowitz, R. Marina Levario, Doug Norwood, Andre Vergara, Paul Ybarrondo
Editors: Jim Barrero, David Bowman, Jim Buzinski, PK Daniel, Isabelle D’Antonio, Anne Elisabeth Dillon, Alison Dingeldein, Rachel Dunn, Steve Eames, Gillian Glover, Sam-Omar Hall, Carolyn Horwitz, Angela Jamison, Kevin Leung, Nick Leyva, Gerard Lim, Lynn Meersman, Daryl Miller, Richard Nelson, Marc Olson, Don Ragland, Dwayne Rogers, Lee Rogers, Laura Schinagle, Evita Timmons, Matt Tustison, Kevin Ueda, Susan Worrell, Curtis Zupke

National Politics and Enterprise

Senior Editor: Millie Quan
Deputy Editor: Rebecca Bryant
Columnist: Mark Z. Barabak
Staff Writers: Tyrone Beason, Melanie Mason, Seema Mehta, Priscella Vega
Data Reporter: Terry Castleman

News Desk

Acting Editor: Lora Victorio
Deputy Editors, Digital: Beto Alvarez, Henry Chu, Dan Watson
Assistant Editor: Jessica Perez
Digital Editors: Victor Barajas, Ameera Butt, Kelly Corrigan, Agnus Dei Farrant, Denise Florez, Courtney Lewis, Dave Lewis, Jessica Martinez, Christian Orozco, David Carrillo Peñaloza, Matt Wilhalme

Newsletters

Newsletter Editor: Scott Sandell
Assistant Editor: Amy Hubbard
Multiplatform Editors: Laura Blasey, Elvia Limón, Fidel Martinez

News Operations

News Operations Executive Editor: James Angius
Technology Editors: David Campbell, Diana Shantic, Katrina Ten

News Tools and Project Management

Assistant Editor: Daniel Gaines
Project Manager: Jarondakie Patrick

Obituaries

Editor: Steve Marble

Originals | Video

Interim Heads of Originals and Senior Directors, Video: Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein (Features, Sports, Long-Form), Robert Meeks (News, Business)
Senior Director, Video: Maggie Beidelman (YouTube, Series)
Senior Producers, Video Series: Jackeline Luna, Mark E. Potts
Video Journalists/Editors: Jessica Q. Chen, Claire Hannah Collins, Yadira Flores, Albert Brave Tiger Lee, J.R. Lizarraga, Cody Long, Diego Medrano, Steve Saldivar

L.A. Times Short Docs
A monthly series from LA Times Studios in partnership with the L.A. Times newsroom. The documentaries showcase compelling films that amplify underrepresented voices and foster diversity in the film community.

Newsroom Partner
Director: Nani Sahra Walker

L.A. Times Today
A rare 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
Video Journalists/Editors: Shani Escalona, Lara Hochuli, David Santillan

Photography

Executive Director: Calvin Hom
Director of Photography: Kate Kuo
Deputy Editors: Andrew Gombert, Marc Martin, Robert St. John
Photo Editors: Jerome Adamstein, Calvin B. Alagot, Taylor Arthur, Keith Bedford, Alex Horvath, Shelby Knowles, Kelvin Kuo, Jacob Moscovitch
Department Manager: Robbin Goddard
Technology/Multimedia Systems: Jason Neubert
Photo Specialist: Joseph Binoya
Photojournalists: Jason Armond, Jay L. Clendenin, Carolyn Cole, Myung Chun, Gary Coronado, Ricardo DeAratanha, Gina Ferazzi, Robert Gauthier, Christina House, Irfan Khan, Dania Maxwell, Mel Melcon, Genaro Molina, Kent Nishimura (D.C.), Francine Orr, Allen J. Schaben, Luis Sinco, Wally Skalij, Mariah Tauger, Brian van der Brug, Marcus Yam (Foreign Correspondent)
Department Administrator: Elsa Luna

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 [email protected] or (877) 544-4000.

Readers’ Representative: J.T. Cramer

Sports

Sports Editor: Iliana Limón Romero
Assistant Sports Editors: Athan Atsales, Austin Knoblauch, Dan Loumena, Steve Henson, Houston Mitchell, Hans Tesselaar
Baseball: Mike DiGiovanna (MLB), Jack Harris (Dodgers), Sarah Valenzuela (Angels)
Basketball: Andrew Greif (Clippers), Broderick Turner (Lakers, Clippers), Dan Woike (Lakers), Thuc Nhi Nguyen (Sparks)
Colleges: Ben Bolch (UCLA), Ryan Kartje (USC), Thuc Nhi Nguyen, J. Brady McCollough
Columnists: Helene Elliott, Dylan Hernández, Bill Plaschke, Eric Sondheimer (High School Sports)
Enterprise/General Assignment: Jorge Castillo, David Wharton
Football: Sam Farmer (NFL), Gary Klein (L.A. Rams), Jeff Miller (L.A. Chargers)
Horse Racing: John Cherwa
Soccer: Kevin Baxter (Angel City FC, L.A. Galaxy, LAFC, International)
Sports Business: Bill Shaikin
Web Producers/Writers: Eduardo Gonzalez, Chuck Schilken
Agate Coordinator: Eric Maddy
Editorial Coordinator: John Scheibe

Times Community News

Daily Pilot | TimesOC

Managing Editor: Carol Cormaci
Deputy Editor: Erik Haugli
Photo Editor: Raul Roa
Photographers: Kevin Chang, Don Leach, Scott Smeltzer
Copy Editor/Page Designers: Greg Diaz, Eric Terrazas
Administrator: Vilma Hidalgo-Cruz

TimesOC
Staff Writers: Ben Brazil, Sarah Mosqueda, Gabriel San Roman

Daily Pilot
Staff Writers
Costa Mesa: Sara Cardine
Newport Beach: Lilly Nguyen
Huntington Beach, Sports: Matthew Szabo
Laguna Beach, Fountain Valley, Sports: Andrew Turner

Top Stories / Column One / Special Projects

Senior Editor, A1 and Top Stories: Mary Ann Meek
Senior Editor, Washington, D.C.: David Lauter
Column One Editor: Steve Padilla
Special Projects: Angel Rodriguez, Alice Short

Mental Health Initiative
Assistant Editor: Jaclyn Cosgrove
Staff Writer: Lila Seidman

Tribune News Service / Los Angeles

News Editors: Denise Bennett, Phil Goldberg
Photography Editor: Timothy Schnupp

Utility Journalism

Deputy Editor: Matthew Ballinger
Senior Editor: Jon Healey
Assistant Editors: Jessica Roy, Ada Tseng
Staff Writer: Karen Garcia

Washington, D.C.

Bureau Chief: Kimbriell Kelly
Deputy Bureau Chief for Enterprise: Nick Baumann
Deputy Editor: Allison Wisk
Assistant Editors: Edmund Sanders, Del Quentin Wilber
Columnist: Doyle McManus
Staff Writers: Noah Bierman, Andrea Castillo, Jennifer Haberkorn, Arit John, Don Lee, Erin B. Logan, Nolan D. McCaskill, Molly O’Toole, David G. Savage, Eli Stokols, Courtney Subramanian, Tracy Wilkinson, Sarah D. Wire, Jie Jenny Zou
Department Administrator: Dina White

World and Nation

World and Nation Editor: Jeffrey Fleishman
Assistant Editors: Paul Feldman, Michael Ottey, Alan Zarembo
Staff Writer: Emily Baumgaertner

Foreign Staff, Bureaus
Global Affairs Writer (D.C.): Laura King
Beijing: Stephanie Yang
Beirut: Nabih Bulos
London: Jaweed Kaleem
Mexico City: Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. McDonnell, Leila Miller
Singapore: David Pierson

National Staff, Bureaus
Atlanta:Jenny Jarvie
Houston:Molly Hennessy-Fiske