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EL SEGUNDO, CA - MARCH 11, 2020 - Los Angeles times employee Jessica Perez photographed in the Los Angeles Times studio, March 11, 2020. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez is assistant editor for the news desk at the Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining The Times in 2017, she spent a year as a journalist in residence at USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism. She also worked as a digital producer at NBC Los Angeles and was the deputy editor of Boyle Heights Beat, a bilingual community newspaper. Perez is passionate about breaking news and building trust with communities. She was born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles and holds a degree in journalism from Cal State Long Beach.

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