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Shelby Grad – Deputy Managing Editor, News

As deputy managing editor for news, Shelby Grad supervises the Los Angeles Times’ daily report on all platforms. He manages a team that includes Audience Engagement, the News Desk, the Multiplatform Editing Desk, Utility Journalism and editors overseeing A1 and the weekend edition.

Grad came to The Times as a community stringer after graduating from San Jose State University in 1993. He served as a county government and urban affairs reporter in the Orange County edition before becoming an editor.

He worked on the Los Angeles city desk from 2002 to 2022, overseeing coverage of wildfires, earthquakes, epic rains, epic droughts, public corruption and celebrity misbehavior, among other things. Grad ran the paper’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2015, the Bell corruption scandal in 2010 and the San Diego wildfires in 2003.

He served as city editor for a decade, launching L.A. Now and other digital efforts, and oversaw the California and Metro departments starting in 2014 as deputy managing editor until moving to his new role. You can follow him on Twitter @shelbygrad, where his slightly twisted obsession about Los Angeles history and design are on full display.


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