Stuart Leavenworth joins The Post as Policy, Politics and Power Editor of Climate & Environment

Announcement from Climate and Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb and Associate Climate and Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin:

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Leavenworth is joining The Post as Policy, Politics and Power Editor of the Climate and Environment Department. In this role, Stuart will oversee a team of reporters in the United States and abroad examining the biggest players influencing climate and environmental actions around the world and the impact of those decisions on the planet and on us.

Stuart comes to the Los Angeles Times Post. As a business and environmental editor, he led multimedia projects documenting the deadly toll of California heat waves, the legacy of American radiation in the Marshall Islands, and the human and financial costs of oil wells. abandoned in California, among other things. At The Times, which he joined in 2019, he regularly edited A1 articles on various calamities, including wildfires, earthquakes, the spread of extremist politics and the covid-19 pandemic.

In nearly four decades of journalism, Stuart has held various positions, including three years as Beijing bureau chief and two years as national correspondent for McClatchy. His reporting and travels have taken him to more than 40 countries, ranging from Mongolia to Myanmar. Stuart also worked at the Sacramento Bee, the (Raleigh) News & Observer and other newspapers. The California native worked his way into journalism through the UC Santa Cruz student newspaper and went on to earn a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, where he met Micaela Massimino, his wife of 34 years.

Articles that Stuart has edited or reported have received top honors from the National Press Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Online Journalism Awards, Covering Climate Now, News Leaders Association (Batten Medal for Coverage of Climate Change) and other organizations. .

In his spare time, Stuart enjoys cooking, hiking, backpacking, biking, volunteering for community service, and dreaming of getting his tennis game back.

It will start on October 24 and move to Washington. Please join us in welcoming Stuart to The Post.

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