I’m excited to announce that Shauntel Lowe, an assistant editor in Sports, will join Metro as the editor in charge of our weekly Metropolitan section.
Shauntel is already well known in Metro: At the start of the pandemic, when the world of sports essentially shut down, she came to Metro and worked closely with us for two months, showing a deft editing touch and a tireless work ethic during some of the desk’s most difficult days.
“Having Shauntel join us during those early days was such a relief,” said Judy Tong, now Metro’s strategy and operations deputy. “She was a rock in an unsteady time.”
On Sports, where Shauntel has been an editor since joining The Times in 2017 (save for that brief detour to Metro), she has overseen coverage of the N.B.A. (what she called “the most no-chill league in sports!”) and W.N.B.A., including our riveting, incisive coverage of Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia and Kobe Bryant’s death, and a special package on LeBron James’s breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career scoring record.
“Shauntel elevated the Sports report with her exacting edits, creative ideas and thoughtful insights,” said Randy Archibold, who was the editor of Sports for much of Shauntel’s tenure. “Storytellers will find a wise sounding board.”
Now, she’ll be taking over as the editor in charge of Metropolitan. Her experience with longform features — combined with a rigorous approach to planning and organization — will be instrumental in working closely with the hugely talented editors on the Print Hub to evolve the weekly section. Shauntel will also work across the desk to edit breaking news, features and enterprise throughout the week.
Shauntel grew up in California and Arizona and is “very much a Californian” as an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined The Times from Bleacher Report, where she was senior deputy editor of Special Projects and a founder of its longform product, B/R Mag.
She got her start as a reporter covering crime, education, politics and health for the Bay Area News Group in Vallejo and Oakland, then made the switch to editing for AOL’s Patch site in San Diego.
She started on Metro Sept. 18.
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