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Sewell Chan


Sewell Chan has been a journalist for more than 20 years. Since April 2020 he has overseen the opinion pages at the Los Angeles Times: the editorial board, the Op-Ed section and letters to the editor. Sewell has focused on broadening the range of voices reflected in the opinion pages, especially with respect to the many communities that much Los Angeles such a cosmopolitan world city. He was the lead author of a 4,500-word editorial in 2020 that examined The Times’s historic complicity with racism and pledged to do better in the years ahead. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2018, Sewell worked for 18 years at the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is a member of the board of directors at Freedom House, the News Leaders Association and the California First Amendment Coalition.