Russ Stanton sent along a memo to staffers, alerting them to the Alice Short‘s move from California section features editor to Assistant Managing Editor for Features. A giant leap, and a good one for Alice.
Alice Short, features editor in the California section since March 2006, will become Assistant Managing Editor for Features, effective immediately. In this masthead-level job, Alice will report to me and bring her vast features experience to overseeing the Health, Food, Home, Travel and Image sections, producing stories from those areas for A1 and latimes.com.
As features editor in California, Alice has guided the work of some of our best writers. She also served on the second incarnation of the Spring Street Committee and on last year’s Reinvent Committee, whose recommendations laid the groundwork for the ongoing improvements to our paper and website.
Alice has worked at The Times for 21 years, starting in the Valley Edition, where she served as deputy editor and editor of the former View section, shepherding “go-up pages” devoted to Valley-specific features. In 1990, she moved downtown to work as an assistant View editor.
She was promoted to View editor in 1993 and helped oversee the transition of View to Life & Style, a feature section whose mandate included coverage of health, fashion, home design and relationships. Life & Style received several Penny-Missouri awards in categories that included feature writing and best section.
In 1997, Alice became editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, which also won a Penny-Missouri award for best weekly section. She ran the general-interest publication, which included a regular calendar of themed issues covering fashion, food, travel and home design, for 5 1/2 years. She was daily Calendar editor for three years before moving to the California section.
Before joining The Times, Alice worked as a reporter at the Burbank Daily Review, as an editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and, for a year, as editor of a business management journal attached to the graduate school of management at USC. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a degree in history and lives in Mar Vista with her husband, Steve Vielhaber, and two children, Greg and Maddy, and her dog, Biscuit.