Pedro Moura (@pedromoura), an enterprising reporter and vivid writer, is joining The Times as the Angels beat writer.
For the past three seasons, Moura has covered the Angels and Dodgers for the Orange County Register. He has excelled at finding compelling stories that go beyond the box scores. OC Weekly named him Best Reporter of 2015 and called him a “rising star” in sports journalism.Read more
Carolyn Kellogg, who has been covering books for The Times since 2008, has been named books editor.
Editor Davan Maharaj announced that Kellogg's role "will go beyond the printed word to explore ideas, film, art and society."
Kellogg launched The Times' books blog, Jacket Copy, whose coverage includes interviews, opinion and industry news in addition to traditional criticism.Read more
Williams played in 56 matches in 2015, losing only three. Sports Illustrated editors noted that Williams was being honored not just for her performance on the court, but also her tenacity, maturity and sportsmanship.Read more