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Julie Westfall

Julie Westfall is editor of the Real-Time News Desk at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she worked in digital breaking-news editing roles at Digital First Media in New York City, NPR-affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles, and the regional news startup TBD.com in Washington, D.C. She grew up in Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali. 

Recent Articles

  • Officials investigate another fire at a Southern black church

    Officials investigate another fire at a Southern black church

    Authorities in South Carolina said Wednesday that they were investigating a devastating fire at a black church that was the target of a Ku Klux Klan attack 20 years ago. It wasn't clear whether the fire that destroyed Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville on Tuesday night...

  • Relax everyone, Marge and Homer Simpson have already been divorced

    Relax everyone, Marge and Homer Simpson have already been divorced

    A few days ago, buried in a Q&A with "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean, Variety dropped this devastating spoiler: Homer and Marge Simpson will legally separate in the upcoming season. And there's more: Homer will fall in love with his pharmacist, who will – naturally – be voiced by actress...

  • Ingmar Guandique, man convicted of killing Chandra Levy, gets new trial

    Ingmar Guandique, man convicted of killing Chandra Levy, gets new trial

    The man who was convicted in the 2001 killing of Capitol Hill intern Chandra Levy will receive a new trial, a judge ruled on Thursday. Washington, D.C., Superior Court Judge Gerald I. Fisher, who presided over the first trial, agreed on Thursday to grant Ingmar Guandique a retrial before a new...

  • What to know about 'Sábado Gigante,' which is leaving TV after 53 years

    What to know about 'Sábado Gigante,' which is leaving TV after 53 years

    "Sabado Gigante" is going off the air in September after appearing on TV for 3,000 Saturdays in a row. What you need to know if you've never heard of the longest-ever running variety show or its ubiquitous host: The show actually started airing on Sundays. Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don...

  • Rolling Stones will start new tour in San Diego on May 24

    Rolling Stones will start new tour in San Diego on May 24

    The Rolling Stones will kick off a North American tour this spring at San Diego's Petco Park on May 24, and will re-release its 1971 album "Sticky Fingers" around the same time.  Tickets will go on sale for the Rolling Stones' new tour April 13, but American Express card holders can purchase tickets...

  • Trevor Noah to be Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' replacement

    Trevor Noah to be Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' replacement

    Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian who has been a contributor to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," will be the program's new host when current host Jon Stewart leaves later this year, the network announced Monday. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view,...

  • The first day of spring looks like this

    The first day of spring looks like this

    It’s the first day of spring and depending on where you are, it’s either a lovely little moment or not that much different than the dead of winter. From our perch in L.A. we offer the East Coast our sympathies and hope the scene from here does not cause too much bitterness. It’s 31 degrees in Boston...

  • Donald Trump might really run for president this time

    Donald Trump might really run for president this time

    Add Donald Trump to the list – seriously this time. The billionaire entrepreneur and showman announced Wednesday he’s forming an exploratory committee to help him decide whether he will run for president in 2016. Calling himself "the only one who can make America truly great again," Trump joins...

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