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Jenn Harris

Jenn Harris is acting editor of the Los Angeles Times Food section. She has a bachelor’s in literary journalism from the UC Irvine and a master’s in journalism from the University of Southern California. She has appeared as a food show judge on the Cooking Channel, the Food Network and Fox and helps host the Food section’s many dining events throughout the year. Harris covers restaurant news, dining trends, chefs and cocktails. She’s the unofficial fried chicken queen and a happy hour enthusiast on the never-ending quest for her next big bite and stiff cocktail. She once visited 22 bars and restaurants in a single day for a story. If you want to see what she’s eating now, follow her on Instagram.
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