The Los Angeles Times has named Brandi Grissom enterprise editor. In her new role, Grissom will help editors in Metro shoulder the workload of investigative and enterprise editing. She’ll also use her organizational and digital skills to help us plan and manage our projects more effectively.
Most recently, Grissom served as managing editor of the nonprofit Texas Tribune. She has worked at the news site since it launched in 2009. She and colleague Justin Dehn won a 2012 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for their coverage of the case of Megan Winfrey, a Texas woman who was sentenced to life in prison for murder, only to be freed after bloodhound evidence used against her was discredited.
Grissom also spent four years at the El Paso Times, where she was a one-woman state capitol bureau and won an Associated Press Managing Editors award in 2007 for effective use of the Freedom of Information Act. The ACLU of Texas named her legislative reporter of the year in 2007 for her reporting on immigration.
A native of Alliance, Neb., she has a degree in history from the University of Texas, where she was managing editor of the Daily Texan.