Media tower of power

creditIf Los Angeles has a media gulch it's the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard from the old Carnation headquarters — where the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard are located — west into Beverly Hills. Bon Appétit and the other Conde Nast magazines, Los Angeles, Tu Ciudad, Angeleno, Variety, the L.A. Business Journal, CityBeat, AdWeek, Hachette Filipacchi, Petersen Publishing, KNX 1070 and E! Entertainment Television, among others, populate that leg of Wilshire. The power address is 6500 Wilshire, the I.M. Pei-designed tower sheathed in Brazilian granite where the boulevard intersects San Vicente. Looking down on Carthay Circle backyards are the offices of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Ebony, Crain's, Television Week, Advertising Age and others. An occupant with one of the biggest bureaus in Los Angeles these days — and the reason for this post — is Bloomberg News. Bureau chief Seth Lubove is up to 17 reporters and editors, including new transfers from San Francisco Danny King, a former LABJ reporter, and Samantha Zee, who is married to the LAT's Joseph Menn. The newest to sign up for the view from Bloomberg's 23rd floor is former New York Times Washington reporter Michael Janofsky. The memo on Janofsky follows after the jump.

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Michael Janofsky is a correspondent for the New York Times in the Washington bureau, covering domestic policy issues and currently specializing in energy and the environment. As a 20-year veteran of the paper, he returned to Washington in 2003 after serving four years as the Denver Bureau Chief, covering seven Western states and writing on a wide range of subjects including politics, legal issues, culture, education, health care, environment, energy, crime and immigration. He is considered one of the most prolific writers on the paper's national staff.

Michael was asked to head the Denver bureau after five years in the Washington bureau, where he covered the Middle-Atlantic region. Additionally, he was assigned to cover the political campaigns and scandals of the Clinton administration. He traveled extensively with the Vice President and occasionally with the President.

Prior to joining the national staff, Michael worked on a variety of desks, including Business, Metro and Sports. As a sports reporter he was the national correspondent covering the NFL and later became the paper's lead Olympics and international sports writer.

Michael is well-known among his colleagues as a deadline writer; he can turn around a thorough story in minimal time. He has won seven Publisher's Awards at the Times for outstanding work.

Before joining the Times, Michael worked for the Miami Herald and his hometown paper, the Baltimore Evening Sun. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Michael is married to Joan Harrison, the vice president for programming at The Travel Channel in Silver Spring, Md.


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