Ben Muessig has been named technology editor of the Los Angeles Times.
Muessig comes to The Times from the San Francisco Chronicle, where he has spent the last two years as business and technology editor. He edited some of the paper's most memorable recent work, including data dives into Airbnb's operations in its hometown, an interactive on the effects of gentrification on San Francisco's Mission District and a narrative about farm laborers who lost work in California's drought.
Prior to moving to the West Coast, Muessig was a deputy editor of features at the New York Daily News, deputy editor of the Brooklyn Paper and an associate editor at Huffington Post.
He graduated from New York University with degrees in journalism and Latin American studies.