Megan Garvey

Writer

As deputy managing editor for digital, Megan Garvey has broad responsibility for our digital report, including breaking news on the web, the home page, the data team and the presentation of online projects. She was promoted to the position in March 2014.

Garvey has worked at The Times since 1998, starting in the Valley Edition, where she was a general assignment reporter, before moving to the Orange County Edition where she covered transportation. In 2000, she covered the presidential election, moving to the Washington Bureau after the recount to write on a range of topics including the intersection of politics and entertainment, Congress and the Food and Drug Administration.

In late 2002, she came back to California to work as senior general assignment reporter in Metro. She covered crime, train crashes, the gubernatorial recall and was part of the team that won the 2004 breaking news Pulitzer for coverage of the wildfires. Her work on homicides in Compton and the early release of inmates from L.A. County jails triggered an interest in data reporting.

In 2007, Garvey became the morning assignment editor for local news and worked to reshape the desk to cover breaking news on the Web and simultaneously launch stories for print. The following year, she took on a new dual role as the assigning editor for health and county government and the editor for online data projects. She has managed a series of innovative online projects, including Mapping L.A., Crime L.A., the Homicide Report and the Los Angeles Times Teacher Ratings database. In 2012, she was named to the masthead-level position of assistant managing editor for digital after leading the entertainment section’s Web strategy and serving as home page editor.

Before joining The Times, Garvey worked as a features writer at the News & Observer in Raleigh, and she got her professional start as a copy aide at the Washington Post. She graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a degree in history and lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steve Carney, and two children, Declan and Brendan.

 

Recent Articles

  • Regret voting to leave the EU? There's a hashtag for that: #regrexit

    Brexit updates: What’s happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 28, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace and...

  • Shirley Temple's blue diamond ring goes up for auction

    Shirley Temple's blue diamond ring goes up for auction

    Sotheby's is pulling some nostalgic heartstrings as the auction house markets the sale of a blue diamond ring that belonged to the late Shirley Temple Black. The child star received the 9.54-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring as a gift from her father, according to the auction house, sometime around...

  • Compton 1-year-old killed in crib: 'They shot my baby. They shot my baby'

    Compton 1-year-old killed in crib: 'They shot my baby. They shot my baby'

    “They shot my baby. They shot my baby.” A witness to the shooting of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson heard those words moments after a gunman opened fire Tuesday evening outside the girl's home in Compton. The shooting has roiled the community. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said emotions...

  • Watch Obama's speech: 'The threat from terrorism is real but we will overcome it'

    Watch Obama's speech: 'The threat from terrorism is real but we will overcome it'

    President Obama is taking the rare step of addressing the nation from the Oval Office to discuss his administration's counter-terrorism policies in the wake of the massacre in San Bernardino last week.

  • Rand Paul filibusters the Patriot Act?

    Rand Paul filibusters the Patriot Act?

    Has Rand Paul been filibustering for months? No. So why did it look like he was? A rogue robot on latimes.com republished the countdown and the no-longer-live stream we had created in May when Paul was actually on the floor of Congress. We regret the error. But while we have your attention, here's...

  • React to 3.9 temblor? Wonder if it was a big one, go back to bed

    React to 3.9 temblor? Wonder if it was a big one, go back to bed

    A quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 shook many people awake in Los Angeles in the predawn hours Sunday. And with the shaking came the longstanding ritual: Worry (or panic) for a moment, depending on how much you felt it. Wonder if it was a big temblor far away or a moderate earthquake nearby....

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