Editors and authors

Kevin Roderick, editor and publisher
Kevin Roderick, an author, journalist and radio commentator, started LA Observed in 2003 and has written most of the entries. He continues to write and post most the front page blog entries. Bio and archive | Email

Judy Graeme, arts editor
Judy Graeme is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other publications. Bio and archive | Email

Bill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky, an author and former city editor, columnist and City Hall bureau chief at the Los Angeles Times, writes about politics for LA Observed. Bio and archive | Email

Jenny Burman
Jenny Burman, a journalist with an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, writes the novel Veronica Street weekly for LA Observed. Bio and archive | Email

Christensen & Gold
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold keep an eye on the environment and environmental science, politics, and culture in Los Angeles and California. Bios and columns | Email

Veronique de Turenne
Veronique de Turenne is a journalist, playwright and essayist. She writes Here in (the) Malibu and contributes to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Gary Leonard
Gary Leonard, a photographer of Los Angeles for more than 40 years, contributes the weekly feature Take My Picture Gary Leonard. Bio and archive | Personal website

Al Martinez
Al Martinez has been a columnist and writer in Los Angeles for more than 40 years, mostly with the LA Times. He has worked in TV and authored numerous books, and his papers were recently exhibited at the Huntington Library. His columns appear weekly. Bio and archive

Iris Schneider
Iris Schneider is a photographer and writer who contributes columns to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Contributing bloggers

Ellen Alperstein
Ellen Alperstein is an independent writer and editor whose commentaries and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and other metropolitan newspapers. Bio and archive | Email

Cari Beauchamp
Cari Beauchamp is an author of several books about Hollywood, a writer for Vanity Fair and the former press secretary to California Governor Jerry Brown. Bio and archive | Email

Adrienne Crew
Adrienne Crew contributes to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Denise Hamilton
Denise Hamilton, a former Fulbright Scholar and Los Angeles Times staff writer, is an award-winning mystery author and editor. Bio and archive | Email

Donna Perlmutter
Donna Perlmutter, formerly the chief music/dance critic of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner under Jim Bellows, is an ASCAP-Award winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and many other publications. Email
Bio and archive

Jenny Price
Jenny Price is a journalist and the author of "Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America." Bio and archive | Email

David Rensin
David Rensin has written and co-written twelve books, five of them New York Times bestsellers. He contributes to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Sean Roderick
Sean Roderick once saw nine musicals in six days in New York City. She contributes to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Nancy Rommelmann
Nancy Rommelmann is an author and journalist who left Los Angeles for Portland, Oregon. She contributes to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Erika Schickel
Erika Schickel is an author and blogger who contributes to Native Intelligence. Bio and archive | Email

Don Shirley
Don Shirley is a longtime Los Angeles theater observer who has written for the Los Angeles Times, LA Stage Times and other publications. His page

Deanne Stillman
Deanne Stillman is an author, playwright and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Slate, the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. Bio and archive

Bob Timmermann
Bob Timmermann used to blog about baseball at The Griddle. He has contributed pieces to Dodger Thoughts and Baseball Analysts, and is a vice president of the Allan Roth Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research. Bio and archive | Email

Phil Wallace
Phil Wallace is a former employee of the Tampa Bay Rays who worked as an analyst for NYC2012, New York's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. He writes about sports. Bio and archive | E-mail

Emeritus bloggers
Mark Lacter
Mark Lacter
Mark Lacter was the business editor and blogger for LA Observed from 2006 until his death on Nov. 13, 2013. His extensive archive of posts for LA Biz Observed remains online.

Bob Baker
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Sara Catania
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David Davis
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Eric Estrin
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Bruce Feirstein
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Steve Greenberg
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Victor Merina
Bio and archive

John Schwada
Bio and archive

Jacob Soboroff
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TJ Sullivan
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