Assistant Managing Editor, Copy Desks, Library and Standards
Henry Fuhrmann is assistant managing editor for the copy desks, the library and standards at the Los Angeles Times.
Since joining The Times in 1990, Fuhrmann has served as a copy editor and news editor on the Metro, Foreign and Calendar desks; as an assistant editor, senior copy desk chief and deputy section editor in Business; and as the first chief of the morning copy desk, which he helped establish in 2007 to serve latimes.com. He started his current assignment in March 2009.
Fuhrmann previously worked at Newsday, where he was a member of the first class of copy editors in Times Mirror's Minority Editorial Training Program. Before entering the news business, he studied engineering at Caltech and UCLA and worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He holds two degrees in journalism: a bachelor's from Cal State L.A. and a master's from Columbia.
Fuhrmann was born in Japan and grew up in Ventura County, about an hour's drive up the coast from Los Angeles. He is a past president and longtime officer of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Assn.
He is the father of two daughters, both in college, and lives in La Cañada Flintridge.