Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 News

Life After 50 Magazine's masthead shows David Laurell as editor now, apparently replacing Darcy Alvey. His email address is david.

The masthead also shows 50 S. DeLacey Avenue, Suite 200, Pasadena 91105 as the publication's address now, rather than in San Diego. The mag is owned by Southland Publishing, whose Pasadena Weekly and Arroyo Monthly are headquarted at the same Pasadena address.

From Cision:

Chris Krewson has been named the new editor of He currently serves as the executive editor for online/news at and is set to join Variety in February. He will replace Dana Harris, who is moving to another position with the publication. Krewson is available on Twitter at

Joy Press is joining the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 4, 2010, as a pop culture editor and deputy television editor. She will split time between the New York and Los Angeles offices until spring 2010, when she will be permanently based in Los Angeles. She previously was the culture editor of and had also served as an arts and culture editor, television critic, book critic and editor of the Voice Literary Supplement for The Village Voice. She began her journalism career as a rock critic for Melody Maker and a contributing editor at Spin.

Cision also reports the departure of writer David Keeps from the LA Times in December.

From the New York Post:

Collen Curtis, AOL's editorial director of women's and lifestyle programming, is hiring about a dozen Gourmet editors who lost their jobs when the magazine shut down in November. They'll develop recipes and content for a new AOL food site launching next month. Cheryl Brown, a Gourmet editor for a decade, will serve as editor of the site, which has yet to be named. AOL has also tapped "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons, and chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Curtis Stone to develop their own video series for the site.

LA Observed reports these new LA Times reporter assignments; read entire memo here.

Metro desk reporter Mitchell Landesberg is the new religion writer at the Los Angeles Times. Also, Ron Lin moves to the county Hall of Administration beat, plus there are new reporters assigned to regional government [Kay Saillant] and crime [Richard Winton].

In other news, happy birthday to my fabulous mother, Claire Segal (tomorrow!).