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Award-winning journalist Jean Guerrero will start her new role at the Los Angeles Times in July.

Gray has experience and expertise on a wide range of topics, including politics, economics, national security, science and law.

Emily Alpert Reyes, who formerly covered Los Angeles City Council, will become the L.A. Times Metro section’s public health writer.

Award-winning journalist Paloma Esquivel has been named Metro’s new education investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

After a successful run as an audience engagement editor in Arts and Entertainment, Justin Ray is taking over as author of the Essential California newsletter.

We selected this year’s contingent from more than 1,100 applications from across the country and abroad.

In this new role, Stephanie Chavez will oversee our expanding education coverage and joins the leadership team of the newsroom’s largest department.

She will devote herself both to covering breaking news during fire season but also diving deeply into the ecological, climate, economic and political facets of the topic.



Roa is a 26-year veteran of Southern California journalism and has been with TCN for 11 years.