Julia Turner

deputy managing editor The Los Angeles Times

Julia Turner is deputy managing editor for entertainment and strategy at the Los Angeles Times. She runs coverage of culture and the entertainment industry. She also works with newsroom leadership to develop and implement editorial strategy for the paper and oversees Sports.

Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2018, Turner was the editor-in-chief of Slate. During her four years in that role, she expanded the online magazine’s audience, its podcast network, and its membership program, and the journalism Slate published earned numerous accolades, among them a Polk Award for Sixteen Shots, Jamie Kalven’s investigation into the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police and a National Magazine Award for Slow Burn, Slate’s history podcast.

Turner first joined Slate in 2003, and also served as deputy editor, as culture editor, and as a reporter and critic covering television, media and design during her time there. For more than a decade, she’s also been one of the co-hosts of the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast.

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