A couple of days ago it was the L.A. Press Club, now the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists reports its election results.
Frank Mottek, business news anchor for KNX 1070 Newsradio who was the chapter’s vice president last year, began his presidential term on Jan. 1. Alice Walton, publisher and editor of a startup news publication dedicated to covering the Los Angeles City Hall, The City Maven, is vice president.
Freelance journalist and contributing writer to Tehran magazine, Navid Nonahal, is
secretary, while Sarah Baisley, the chapter treasurer for more than 20 years who freelances in the wine industry as a journalist and marketing specialist, continues to serve in that role. Linda Bowen, associate professor in the California State University, Northridge, Journalism Department, is immediate past president.
In addition, SPJ/LA elected five members to three-year terms. They are
Baisley and Richard Saxton, freelance journalists who were incumbents, returning board member Walton, new board members Sharon Bernstein, reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, and Adolfo Flores, reporter at the Pasadena Star-News. Jeff Wald, director of broadcast at the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, was elected to a one-year term to fill a seat vacated last year.