Justin Chang, chief film critic for Variety, will be joining The Times as a film critic.
Chang is one of the rising stars of film criticism – respected by colleagues, competitors and filmmakers alike. He was awarded the inaugural Roger Ebert Award for diversity in film journalism in 2014, and has been recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club for his reviews and commentary.Read more
Tanya Erlach is joining the Los Angeles Times as the newsroom’s director of editorial events.
In this new position, Erlach will tap the newsroom's deep journalistic talent to expand on the L.A. Times’ long tradition of being at the center of the cultural, political and social conversation in California.
Erlach created a live events business for the Texas Tribune, where she has worked since 2009.Read more
The Times has assembled a panel of distinguished and diverse writers who will regularly contribute to the Books section.
The 10 authors who make up the Los Angeles Times Cultural Critics At Large have published works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They have won dozens of prizes. A majority have deep connections to Southern California, even though they hail from four different nations.Read more
Lindsey Thiry, who has been blogging on USC football for The Times, is joining the staff as a general assignment reporter focused on multimedia storytelling.
In her new role, Thiry will use her reporting skills and her expertise in video, both in front of the camera and behind it, to enhance The Times' coverage of baseball, basketball, football and other beats.Read more