Scott Glover has been a digger on local law enforcement for the L.A. Times. He's moving over to focus his reporting on the U.S. Attorney's Office and the feds, which the following memo calls "one [of] the paper's most challenging beats." Also, the new guy at the head of the Times Metro staff is creating a new job status called "senior general assignment reporter." More details, including who reports where, in the memo from California Editor David Lauter:
To: The Staff
From: David Lauter, California Editor
I'm happy to be able to announce new assignments for two extremely talented reporters.
Scott Glover: Scott arrived at The Times in 1993. He started as a stringer, but it didn't take long for him to land on page one -- with a lurid crime story about a woman fatally shot as her child looked on. Ever since, his absolute determination to nail down facts has made him among our most valuable reporters. Now, he's going to take on one the paper's most challenging beats, covering the U.S. attorney's office and the broad scope of federal law enforcement agencies here in Southern California. Gang and drug prosecutions, public corruption, environmental crimes, national security cases -- the federal law enforcement beat encompasses many of the most important issues facing our communities. Scott has the skills as a reporter and writer to find the key stories and bring them alive for our readers. He'll report to Gale Holland and Matt Lait.
Joe Mozingo: Joe is on his second stint here. His first began in 1997 and lasted four productive years during which he wrote memorable stories about immigrants, mountains, deserts and other icons of Southern California life. Then he headed to Florida. Last year, we were lucky to get him back. Joe has proven himself a flexible and extremely resourceful reporter and excellent writer. He's exactly the sort of person I had in mind when I first described the idea of creating a team of senior general assignment reporters. So it's fortuitous that he'll be the first member of that group that I'll announce. More to come. Joe will report to Alice Short.