Megan Garvey has been promoted to deputy managing editor of The Los Angeles Times, where she will work closely with Managing Editor/Digital Jimmy Orr and other newsroom leaders.
In her new role, Garvey will continue to oversee the Home Page, the data team and the presentation of web projects. Garvey started at The Times in the San Fernando Valley in 1998. Since then, she has covered transportation in Orange County, the 2000 presidential election, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, wildfires, train crashes, the gubernatorial recall, homicides in Compton and the early release of inmates from L.A. County jails. She spent two years in the Washington bureau, which included stints covering Capitol Hill and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during California’s energy crisis.
Along the way, Garvey developed a strong interest in data journalism and the potential of digital news. She has been a pioneer in innovative online projects, such as California’s War Dead, Mapping L.A., Crime L.A. and the Homicide Report.
She was named assistant managing editor/digital in 2012. In that role, she was a driving force in improving how we tell stories online, including major projects such as “The Manhunt,” about the search for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner. She pushed to reinvent Column One for the web, an effort that brought a much bigger audience to this signature feature.