Craig Nakano is deputy editor of The Times’ Entertainment and Arts department, working with colleagues covering movies, TV, music, fine arts and the business of Hollywood. Previously he led a team that produced definitive California coverage of art, architecture, theater, dance and classical music, including one series that won a Pulitzer Prize, another that was a Pulitzer finalist and a third that earned an Online Journalism Award. He also has served as editor of the Home section and as an assistant Travel editor. A Golden State native, he worked at the San Francisco Chronicle and the Desert Sun of Palm Springs after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He lives in Long Beach with his husband and son.
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