James Reed is deputy editor of the Fast Break Desk, the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news team. Previously, he served as The Times’ entertainment news editor, overseeing early morning coverage across all genres of the arts. Before joining The Times in 2016, he spent 12 years at the Boston Globe as a pop music critic and assistant arts editor. A Midwestern native, he holds degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia and lives amid far too many vinyl records.
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