LA Times Adds New Faces to the Newsroom
The Los Angeles Times is adding two new journalists to its newsroom. Sandhya Kambhampati will join the LA Times’ data desk, where she’ll help readers better understand and explore data gathered by the U.S. Census and other surveys. She’ll also partner with reporters for broadened coverage of California communities. Kambhampati will be leaving her post as a Data Reporter at ProPublica, where she focuses on analyzing statistics, databases, and public records to tell stories. Before that, she was a Knight-Mozilla Fellow at Correctiv, an independent, nonprofit newsroom in Berlin. Kambhampati previously worked as a Database Reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, and as a Digital Content Producer at the E. W. Scripps Company. The 2013 Ohio University graduate starts her new role in May. Gabriela Lili Fernández is joining the LA Times’ audience engagement team. In her new role, she’ll help build a durable base of LA Times digital subscribers, and help their journalists better connect with readers. Fernández is currently an Audience Engagement Fellow at The Atlantic, where she promotes the magazine’s coverage. The 2015 University of Southern California graduate is fluent in English and Spanish. Fernández is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She joins the team on July 1st. More here.