The LA Weekly has a new arts and culture editor: Zachary Pincus-Roth, a former Variety staffer whose freelance work has appeared in the LA and New York Times for the past several years.
From LA Weekly EIC Drex Heikes‘ memo:
Zach has been a familiar face on the LA arts scene for several years as freelance reporter writing about arts and entertainment for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Slate, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications. His articles have focused on theater, film, the culture of Hollywood, and the intersection of technology and entertainment. He has won awards from the LA Press Club and has appeared on NPR’s “On the Media.”…
Zach will preside over virtually all arts and culture content, with the exception of film and music, which have their own editors. His immediate mission will include a major expansion of our arts blog in April–including the hiring of an arts writer. He also will lead the search for a new visual arts critic.
LA Observed has the full memo.
Pincus-Roth will officially start on March 7. He takes over for former senior features editor Tom Christie, who left the paper last November after 15 years on the job.
Previously on Fishbowl LA: Exclusive: Senior Features Editor Tom Christie Out at the LA Weekly