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Masthead

Executive Chairman: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Executive Editor: Kevin Merida
Managing Editors: Shani O. Hilton, Scott Kraft, Kimi Yoshino
Deputy Managing Editors: Shelby Grad, Julia Turner
Creative Director: Amy King
Executive Sports Editor: Christian Stone
Assistant Managing Editors: John Canalis, Angel Jennings, Loree Matsui, Samantha Melbourneweaver
Editor of the Editorial Page: Terry Tang
Deputy Editorial Page Editor: Mariel Garza

Art Department

Creative Director: Amy King
Design Director: Taylor Le
Senior Deputy Design Directors: Steven Banks, Jim Cooke
Deputy Design Director: Allison Hong
Senior Art Directors: An Amlotte, Jessica de Jesus, Tim Hubbard, Martina Ibáñez-Baldor, Hamlet Nalbandyan, Nicole Vas
Art Directors: James Brooks, Jason Clark, Jade Cuevas, Micah Fluellen, Parisa Hajizadeh-Amini, Ross May, Jan Molen, Bakr Muhammad, Van Nightingale, Judy Pryor, Elsie Ramos, Kay Scanlon, Jamie Sholberg

Audience Engagement

Assistant Managing Editor for Audience: Samantha Melbourneweaver
Deputy Editor, Audience: Seth Liss
Assistant Editor, Entertainment and Arts: Christina Schoellkopf
Off-Platform Editor: Kelcie Pegher
SEO Editor: Louisa Frahm
Audience Engagement Editors
Business, Travel: Rachel Schnalzer
Editorial Page/Opinion: Crystal Villarreal
Entertainment and Arts: Christopher Price, Amy Wong
Features and Lifestyle: Leslie Cory
Metro: Mary Kate Metivier, Javier Panzar
National Politics/D.C.: Adrienne Shih
News: Gabriela Fernandez, Maneeza Iqbal

Business

Business and Technology Editor: Ben Muessig
Deputy Editors: Jeff Bercovici (Technology), Nour Malas (Strategy)
Assistant Editor: Nancy Rivera Brooks
Columnists: Michael Hiltzik, David Lazarus
Staff Writers
Aerospace, Supply Chains: Samantha Masunaga
Autos: Russ Mitchell
Business Profiles: Ronald D. White
California Economy: Margot Roosevelt
Commercial Real Estate: Roger Vincent
Energy: Sammy Roth
Enterprise: Daniel Miller
General Assignment: Andrea Chang, Suhauna Hussain
Housing Market: Andrew Khouri
Investigations: Melody Petersen
Real Estate: Jack Flemming
Technology: Brian Contreras, Sam Dean
Tourism: Hugo Martín
Wealth and Dealmakers: Laurence Darmiento

California

Deputy Managing Editor: Shelby Grad
Deputy Editors: Stephanie Chavez, Steve Clow, Mitchell Landsberg, B.J. Terhune
City Editor: Hector Becerra
Assistant City Editors: Cindy Chang, Reed Johnson
Columnists: Gustavo Arellano, Sandy Banks, Steve Lopez, Frank Shyong, Erika D. Smith

City-County Government
Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Hall: Dakota Smith, David Zahniser
Los Angeles County: Jaclyn Cosgrove

City Desk
Assistant Metro Editor: Carlos Lozano (Weekends)
Staff Writers
Asian American Issues: Anh Do
Black Los Angeles: Donovan X. Ramsey
Breaking News/L.A. Now: Luke Money, Faith E. Pinho, Lila Seidman, Hayley Smith, Priscella Vega
California Demographics/Diverse Communities: Sarah Parvini
Central Valley and Rural Communities: Diana Marcum
Eastside: Andrew J. Campa, Brittny Mejia, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde
Faith and Spirituality: Deborah Netburn
General Assignment: Hailey Branson-Potts, Maria L. La Ganga, Justin Ray, Sonja Sharp,
Doug Smith, Ruben Vives, Julia Wick
Homelessness: Gale Holland, Benjamin Oreskes
Immigration: Cindy Carcamo
Investigations: Kim Christensen, Jack Dolan, Adam Elmahrek, Kiera Feldman, Matt Hamilton, Rong-Gong Lin II, Laura J. Nelson, Ben Poston, Paul Pringle, Susanne Rust, Harriet Ryan, Connor Sheets, Paige St. John
Latino Affairs/Enterprise: Esmeralda Bermudez
Nights: Gregory Yee
Orange County: Hannah Fry
Narrative: Marisa Gerber, Christopher Goffard

Courts/Police/Crime
Editors: Richard Martin, Joel Rubin
Staff Writers
D.A. and Criminal Courts: James Queally
Federal Courts: Michael Finnegan
General Assignment: Leila Miller, Matthew Ormseth, Richard Winton
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Alene Tchekmedyian
Los Angeles Police Department: Kevin Rector

Education
Editor: Stephanie Chavez
Staff Writers
General Assignment: Melissa Gomez, Laura Newberry, Colleen Shalby
Higher Education, Community Colleges, Cal State System: Nina Agrawal
Higher Education, University of California: Teresa Watanabe
Investigations: Paloma Esquivel
Los Angeles Unified School District: Howard Blume

Enterprise, State Bureaus
Editors: Steve Clow, Stuart Leavenworth, Richard Marosi
Staff Writers
Accountability: Robert J. Lopez
Enterprise: Joe Mozingo
General Assignment: Anita Chabria
Healthcare: Marissa Evans
Housing Affordability: Liam Dillon
Narrative: Thomas Curwen
Public Health: Emily Alpert Reyes
San Francisco/State Supreme Court: Maura Dolan
State Enterprise: James Rainey

Environment
Editor: Monte Morin
Staff Writers
Air Quality: Tony Barboza
California Coast: Rosanna Xia
Southern California Environment: Louis Sahagún
Water: Ian James
Wildfires: Alex Wigglesworth

Science and Medicine
Editor: Karen Kaplan
Staff Writers: Melissa Healy, Amina Khan

State Politics
Sacramento Bureau Chief: John Myers
California Politics Editor: Allison Wisk
Sacramento Bureau Staff Writers: Melody Gutierrez, Taryn Luna, George Skelton (Columnist), Phil Willon
L.A.-Based Staff Writer: Seema Mehta

Support
Department Administrator: Carlos Santana

Data and Graphics

Editorial Administration and Finance

Assistant Managing Editor, Administration: John Canalis
Director of News Development: Tracy Boucher
Department Administrators: Elsa Luna, Marilyn Ruiz, Carlos Santana, Elena Villanueva
Editorial Assistants: Madalyn Amato, Diego Medrano
Finance: Bill McElhaney

Rights and Permissions
Analyst, Rights and Permissions: Ralph Drew

Editorial Library

Director: Cary Schneider
News Researchers: Julia Franco, Scott Wilson
Night Archiving Supervisor: Valerie Hood
Archivists: Jennifer Arcand, James Kim

Editorial Page / Opinion

Acting Editor of the Editorial Page: Terry Tang
Deputy Editorial Page Editor: Mariel Garza
Deputy Op-Ed Editors: Susan Brenneman, Philip Gray, Valerie J. Nelson
Assistant Op-Ed Editors: Elena Gooray, Maret Orliss
Assistant Editorial Page Editor: Kerry Cavanaugh
Opinion Columnists: Robin Abcarian, Jackie Calmes (D.C.), Nicholas Goldberg, LZ Granderson, Jean Guerrero
Editorial Writers: Robert Greene, Carla Hall, Karin Klein
Letters Editor: Paul Thornton
Columnist: Patt Morrison

Entertainment and Arts

Deputy Managing Editor: Julia Turner
Deputy Editors: Nate Jackson, Craig Nakano, Laurie Ochoa, Richard Verrier

Assistant Editors
Arts: Dawn Burkes
Books: Boris Kachka
Book Club: Donna Wares
Entertainment News: James Reed
The Envelope: Elena Howe
Film: Geoff Berkshire
Deputy Film: Kevin Crust
Pop Music: Craig Marks
Television: Matt Brennan

Columnists and Critics
Art Critic: Christopher Knight
Arts and Urban Design Columnist: Carolina A. Miranda
Classical Music/Dance Critic: Mark Swed
Culture Columnist and Critic: Mary McNamara
Games, Immersive Entertainment Critic: Todd Martens
Film Critic: Justin Chang
Pop Music Critic: Mikael Wood
Television Critics: Lorraine Ali, Robert Lloyd
Theater Critic: Charles McNulty

Staff Writers
Art, Theater, Classical Music, Dance: Jessica Gelt, Deborah Vankin
Books, Publishing and Literary L.A.: Dorany Pineda
Entertainment News: Christi Carras, Christie D’Zurilla, Nardine Saad
Company Town: Stephen Battaglio, Ryan Faughnder, Meg James, Wendy Lee, Stacy Perman, Anousha Sakoui
Culture: Daniel Hernandez, Matt Pearce
The Envelope: Michael Ordoña, Glenn Whipp
Film: Amy Kaufman, Sonaiya Kelley, Mark Olsen, Josh Rottenberg, Jen Yamato
Pop Music: August Brown, Suzy Exposito, Randall Roberts
Television: Greg Braxton, Meredith Blake (N.Y.), Ashley Lee, Yvonne Villarreal
Web Producer/Writer: Jevon Phillips
Digital Editor: Tracy Brown
Television Listings Assistant Editor: Ed Stockly
Listings Coordinator: Matt Cooper

Department Administrator: Elena Villanueva

Food

Acting Food Editor: Alice Short
Restaurant Critic: Bill Addison
Columnists: Jenn Harris, Ben Mims, Lucas Kwan Peterson
Staff Writer: Stephanie Breijo
Test Kitchen Coordinator: Julie Giuffrida

Legal

Vice President, Legal: Jeff Glasser
Senior Counsel: Cat-Uyen Vo
Executive Assistant: Liza Sheketoff

Lifestyle

Fashion | Home | L.A. Affairs | Plants | Wellness

Creative Director: Amy King
Features Editor: Ian Blair
Deputy Features Editor: Marques Harper
Deputy Fashion Editor/Senior Features Writer: Adam Tschorn
Staff Writers: Lisa Boone, Julissa James, Arit John, Jeanette Marantos, Christopher Reynolds
The Wild Newsletter: Mary Forgione
L.A. Affairs Editor: Rene Lynch
Department Administrator: Marilyn Ruiz

Los Angeles Times en Español

Home Page: Los Angeles Times en Español
Editorial Director: Alejandro Maciel
Digital Editor: Claudia Núñez
Sports Editors: Eduard Cauich, Jad El Reda
Entertainment Editor: Tommy Calle
Staff Writers: Sergio Burstein (Entertainment), Soudi Jimenez (Metro), Selene Rivera (Metro)
Graphic Design: Salvador Mancia

Multiplatform / Copy Desk

Assistant Managing Editor: Loree Matsui
Managers: Blake Hennon, John Penner, Ruthanne Salido, Tim Trepany
Leads: Rubaina Azhar, Minh Dang, Wendy Fawthrop, Lisa Horowitz, Marina Levario, Jared Servantez, Paul Ybarrondo
Editors: Jim Barrero, Dave Bennett, David Bowman, Jim Buzinski, PK Daniel, Isabelle D’Antonio, Anne Elisabeth Dillon, Alison Dingeldein, Rachel Dunn, Steve Eames, Gillian Glover, Sam-Omar Hall, Carolyn Horwitz, Angela Jamison, Kevin Leung, Nick Leyva, Gerard Lim, Lynn Meersman, Daryl Miller, Marc Olson, Don Ragland, Dwayne Rogers, Lee Rogers, Laura Schinagle, Evita Timmons, Matt Tustison, Kevin Ueda, Andre Vergara, Susan Worrell, Curtis Zupke

National Politics and Enterprise

Senior Editor: Millie Quan
Columnist: Mark Z. Barabak
Staff Writers: Tyrone Beason, Melanie Mason

News Desk

Acting Editor: Lora Victorio
Deputy Editors, Digital: Henry Chu, Dan Watson
Assistant Editor: Jessica Perez
Digital Editors: Victor Barajas, Ameera Butt, Kelly Corrigan, Agnus Dei Farrant, Denise Florez, Courtney Lewis, Dave Lewis, Jessica Martinez, Christian Orozco, David Carrillo Peñaloza, Matt Wilhalme

Newsletters

Newsletter Editor: Scott Sandell
Assistant Editor: Amy Hubbard
Multiplatform Editors: Laura Blasey, Fidel Martinez

News Operations

Executive News Editor: James Angius
Technology Editors: David Campbell, Diana Shantic, Katrina Ten

News Tools and Project Management

Director of News Tools and Project Management: Brittany Hite
Assistant Editor: Daniel Gaines
Project Manager: Jarondakie Patrick

Obituaries

Editor: Steve Marble

Photography

Acting Department Head: Calvin Hom
Director of Photography: Mary Cooney (A1, National, Foreign)
Assistant Director of Photography: Kate Kuo (Features, Entertainment, Social Media)
Deputy Editors: Andrew Gombert (Technology, Events), Marc Martin (Assignments and Digital Display), Robert St. John (A1, Local, California and the West)
Photo Editors: Jerome Adamstein (Business, A1, Op-Ed), Calvin B. Alagot (Features), Taylor Arthur (Entertainment), Keith Bedford (A1, California and Investigations), Kelvin Kuo (Sports), Ken Kwok (Entertainment)
Department Manager: Robbin Goddard
Technology/Multimedia Systems: Jason Neubert
Photo Specialist: Joseph Binoya
Photojournalists: Jason Armond, Jay L. Clendenin, Carolyn Cole, Myung Chun, Gary Coronado, Ricardo DeAratanha, Gina Ferazzi, Robert Gauthier, Christina House, Irfan Khan, Dania Maxwell, Mel Melcon, Genaro Molina, Kent Nishimura (D.C.), Francine Orr, Allen J. Schaben, Al Seib, Luis Sinco, Wally Skalij, Mariah Tauger, Brian van der Brug, Marcus Yam (Foreign Correspondent)
Department Administrator: Elsa Luna

Podcasts

Supervising Editor: Lauren Raab
Senior Producers: Heba Elorbany, Denise Guerra
Producers: Asal Ehsanipour, Shannon Lin
L.A. Times Studios Audio Engineers: Mario Diaz, Mike Heflin

Readers' Representative Office

If you believe we have made an error, or you have questions about journalistic standards and practices, our readers’ representative can be reached at readers.representative@latimes.com or (877) 544-4000.

Readers’ Representative: J.T. Cramer

Sports

Executive Sports Editor: Christian Stone
Deputy Sports Editor: Iliana Limón Romero
Assistant Sports Editors: Athan Atsales, Dan Loumena, Steve Henson, Houston Mitchell, Hans Tesselaar
Baseball: Jorge Castillo (Dodgers), Jack Harris (Angels)
Basketball: Andrew Greif (Clippers), Broderick Turner (Lakers, Clippers), Dan Woike (Lakers)
Colleges: Ben Bolch (UCLA), Ryan Kartje (USC), Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Columnists: Helene Elliott, Dylan Hernández, Bill Plaschke, Eric Sondheimer (High School Sports)
Enterprise/General Assignment: Mike DiGiovanna, Nathan Fenno, J. Brady McCollough, David Wharton
Football: Sam Farmer (NFL), Gary Klein (L.A. Rams), Jeff Miller (L.A. Chargers)
Horse Racing: John Cherwa
Soccer: Kevin Baxter (Galaxy, LAFC, International)
Sports Business: Bill Shaikin
Web Producers/Writers: Eduardo Gonzalez, Austin Knoblauch, Chuck Schilken
Agate Coordinator: Eric Maddy
Editorial Coordinator: John Scheibe

Times Community News

Daily Pilot | TimesOC

City Editor: Carol Cormaci
Deputy Editor: Erik Haugli
Photo Editor: Raul Roa
Staff Writers: Ben Brazil, Sara Cardine, Sarah Mosqueda, Lilly Nguyen, Gabriel San Roman
Sports Staff Writers: Matthew Szabo, Andrew Turner
Photographers: Kevin Chang, Don Leach, Scott Smeltzer
Copy Editor/Page Designers: Dennis Brosterhous, Greg Diaz
Administrator: Vilma Hidalgo-Cruz

Top Stories / Column One / Special Projects / Investigations

Senior Editor, A1 and Top Stories: Mary Ann Meek
Senior Editor, Investigations: Jack Leonard
Deputy Editor, Investigations: Carla Rivera
Column One Editor: Steve Padilla
Weekend Editor: Ashley Dunn
Special Projects: Angel Rodriguez

Tribune News Service / Los Angeles

News Editors: Denise Bennett, Katie Foran-McHale, Phil Goldberg, Carlos Selva
Photography Editor: Timothy Schnupp

Utility Journalism

Deputy Editor: Matthew Ballinger
Senior Editor: Jon Healey
Assistant Editors: Jessica Roy, Ada Tseng
Staff Writer: Karen Garcia

Video

Associate Editor: John McCutchen
Senior Directors, Video: Maggie Beidelman (YouTube, Series), Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein (Features, Sports, Long-Form), Robert Meeks (News, Business)
Video Journalists/Editors: Jeff Amlotte, Jessica Q. Chen, Claire Hannah Collins, Yadira Flores, Albert Brave Tiger Lee, J.R. Lizarraga, Cody Long, Jackeline Luna, Mark E. Potts, Steve Saldivar, Nani Sahra Walker (Producer, Immersive)

L.A. Times Today
Senior Editor and Post-Production Supervisor: Lauren Flynn
Director: Jeff Amlotte
Video Journalists/Editors: Lara Hochuli, Patrick Steward

Washington, D.C.

Bureau Chief: Kimbriell Kelly
Deputy Bureau Chief: Laura Wides-Muñoz
Editors: Rebecca Bryant, Edmund Sanders
Columnist: Doyle McManus
Senior Washington Correspondent: David Lauter
Staff Writers: Noah Bierman, Andrea Castillo, Jennifer Haberkorn, Evan Halper, Don Lee, Erin B. Logan, Nolan D. McCaskill, Chris Megerian, Molly O’Toole, Anna M. Phillips, David G. Savage, Eli Stokols, Del Quentin Wilber, Tracy Wilkinson, Sarah D. Wire, Jie Jenny Zou
Department Administrator: Dina White

World and Nation

World and Nation Editor: Jeffrey Fleishman
Assistant Editors: Paul Feldman, Efrain Hernandez Jr., Michael Ottey, Alan Zarembo
Staff Writers: Julia Barajas, Emily Baumgaertner

Foreign Staff, Bureaus
Global Affairs Writer (D.C.): Laura King
Beijing: Alice Su
Beirut: Nabih Bulos
Mexico City: Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. McDonnell
Seoul: Victoria Kim, Marcus Yam
Singapore: David Pierson

National Staff, Bureaus
Atlanta: Jenny Jarvie
Houston: Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles: Jaweed Kaleem, Kurtis Lee