Ivan Penn joined the Los Angeles Times in July 2015 from the other Sunshine State, Florida, after 23 years reporting on the East Coast. Penn covered all things energy on The Times’ Business staff – when not on trumpet behind his singer-songwriter wife. He’s a father of three. Born in Washington, D.C., Penn grew up in Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park. He left The Times in January 2018.
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