Here’s his memo to the staff:
“Please join me in welcoming Carolina Miranda, who has joined the Calendar team as a writer analyzing the various intersections where arts and pop culture meet. She will bring her unique and savvy voice to latimes.com and helm our new Culture: High & Low blog, in which she will cover topics ranging from museums to murals, art books to comics, and art-house documentaries to telenovelas.
“During Carolina’s years as a reporter at Time magazine, from 2004 to 2007, she was part of the team that broke the news of irregularities in FEMA director Michael Brown’s resume in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Carolina has spent the past few years writing for a wide variety of publications, including ARTnews, Architect, Fast Company, Lucky Peach and Lonely Planet Magazine. She also has been a featured contributor on public radio stations WNYC, WXQR and KCRW.
“Carolina has also made a name in social media. Last year, she used GIFs on Tumblr to tell the story of the ill-starred attempt by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to take over the Museum of Contemporary Art. On Twitter, her legions of followers know her as @cmonstah.
“Here at The Times, you can expect Carolina to tell stories in fresh and engaging ways, utilizing a spectrum of the latest audio, visual and digital tools.
“Carolina, who is fluent in Spanish, has a degree in Latin American studies from Smith College. She will report to Arts & Entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa.”