Changes in Food include Russ Parsons as new editor


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Here’s the memo from Assistant Managing Editor Alice Short:

I am pleased to announce a reorganization in the Food section, a change that will involve the talents of Russ Parsons, Betty Hallock and Rene Lynch.


Russ, who graciously stepped in to run the section a few weeks ago, has agreed to stay on and reprise his role as food editor of the L.A. Times, a position he held from 1999 to 2002. Russ will coordinate overall coverage and write his ‘California Cook’ and ‘Farmers Market’ features and blog. He will do so with the help of deputy food editor Betty Hallock, who will supervise production and continue to write and blog.

Rene Lynch, our new assistant food editor/interactive is joining the food team to supervise, revise and ramp up our web page, edit and write for the blog. She will also write for the section.

Russ Parsons will report to me.