Possible list of Register staffers headed north to Los Angeles

The Register has eyes on the Valley. LA Observed file photo

Here are the names of more than 40 Orange County Register newsroom reporters, editors and photographers who are on a list said to represent the starting staff of the upcoming LA Register. The unconfirmed list comes from a source who has been accurate regarding the Register before, and includes some names that were pretty obvious. Business reporter David Ferrell worked at the Los Angeles Times in a number of reporting positions, including as a city-county reporter, and also wrote for the LA Weekly. Susan Carpenter, listed as a cars and environment reporter, used to write the motorcycle column for the LA Times and also reported on several beats for the Times. She recently was on KPCC talking about her LA-area garden rigged to catch and utilize rain water, so she's local. The Register will be helped sprinkling some deep LA experience among the staffers coming up, some of whom are young and fairly inexperienced. Managing editor Donna Wares also was an editor at the Times with several years on the job in Los Angeles; her husband, Ed Humes, has written a few non-fiction books about LA and written for Los Angeles magazine.

The list indicates there are five slots for covering the Valley (versus just one for the Westside) and that's interesting because it would be more reporting resources than the Times has in the Valley, and also because it says the Register won't be shy about taking on the Daily News. Indeed, this list puts LA Register in direct competition with the Los Angeles News Group in several locations, not just on the Daily News turf in the Valley.

Finally, let's not forget that each of these journalists coming north to LA County (assuming the list is correct) means less or diluted coverage of Orange County. If there's a loser in the Register's imperial ambitions, it's probably OC.

Ron Sylvester
Michelle Nicolosi
Nicole Gregory
Jeff Rowe

Copy Desk
BJ Terhune
Tom Schmitz


Breaking news
Jessica Terrell
Alyssa Duranty
Alma Fausto

David Ferrell
Jennifer Wang
Antoine Boessenkool
Will D'Urso

Government and Politics
Matt Fleming
Asher Klein
Kellie Medjrich
Doug Morino

Fermin Leal

Susan Carpenter

San Fernando Valley
Jordan Graham
Anna Illif

Chris Yee

East LA/Whittier
Ian Wheeler

Amy Wilson
Annie Zak

Randy Angel
Adam Maya
Mark Cooper
Jeremy Balan

Hermosa Beach
Ryah Cooley

Megan Nicoli

Diamond Bar
Sinali Kohli (The UCLA Daily Bruin alum already says on her Twitter feed, "Soon to be covering Diamond Bar for @LARegister.")

Joseph Pimentel

North Coast
Jordan England Nelson
Joanna Clay


Lauren Jow

Ed Christomo
Blane Ohigashi
Isaac Arjonilla
Melinda Pizano
Kyusung Gong

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Recent Media stories on LA Observed:
Walking through 4,000 photographs with Annie Leibovitz
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Olde-time L.A. journalism
Rorschach and Rashomon on the Washington Mall
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Here's who the LA Times has newly hired*
LA Observed Notes: Clippers hire big-time writer, unfunny Emmys, editor memo at the Times and more