Editor, Utility Journalism
Matthew Ballinger leads The Times’ Utility Journalism team, which publishes stories and information that help people solve problems, answer questions, and make decisions about life in and around Los Angeles. Since starting at The Times in 2008, he has also been a copy editor, a homepage editor, a history blogger and an editor for the Homicide Report, as well as working on the rollouts of several newsroom technology platforms. He is a Southern California native.
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