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Sewell Chan Named Deputy Managing Editor at LA Times

Sewell Chan Named Deputy Managing Editor at LA Times

Sewell Chan has been named a Deputy Managing Editor at the Los Angeles Times. In his new role, he will supervise a team of journalists responsible for initiating coverage and developing content for its digital, video, and print platforms. Chan was previously an International News Editor at The New York Times, where he helped to direct global news coverage. His other senior leadership roles include International News Editor in the London office of The Times; the Deputy Editor of the Op-Ed page and Sunday Review section; a Washington Economic Correspondent; and a Metropolitan Reporter. Before joining the NYT in 2004, he was a Staff Writer at The Washington Post, reporting on local government and education in DC, and helping to cover the Iraq war. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal. The native New Yorker graduated from Harvard College before attending Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of Incorporators of Harvard Magazine. “No publication is better equipped to tell the story of America’s future than the Los Angeles Times,” Chan said. “And no place in American journalism is as exciting right now as the Los Angeles Times, under its new owner and leadership team. The Times is growing in its ambitions and staffing, and I am thrilled to be part of the revival of this essential institution.” Chan begins his new role on September 24th. More here.

Tony Cárdenas Launches Legal Fund to Fight Sexual Abuse Allegations

Tony Cárdenas Launches Legal Fund to Fight Sexual Abuse Allegations

Tammy Duckworth Calls for Investigation Into “Mar-a-Lago Crowd” Influence at Veteran’s Affairs

Tammy Duckworth Calls for Investigation Into “Mar-a-Lago Crowd” Influence at Veteran’s Affairs