Megan Garvey

Executive Editor

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Megan Garvey manages SCPR’s reporters, editors and producers to deepen the reach and impact of SCPR’s award-winning journalism. She works closely with senior newsroom leadership to improve the service SCPR provides to the communities of Southern California, across all platforms.

Garvey comes to SCPR from the Los Angeles Times, where she spent the last two decades in a variety of roles including reporter, assignment editor and assistant managing editor. Most recently, Garvey served as Deputy Managing Editor. She directed several groundbreaking initiatives including: the RealTime news desk, a customized content management system (CMS) which streamlined workflows and the creation of public service databases including The Homicide Report and California’s War Dead.

She also shared in winning two Pulitzer Prizes as one of the lead writers for the coverage of the 2004 California wildfires and editor of the live coverage of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

Before joining the Times, Garvey worked as a reporter for the News & Observer in North Carolina and as a news aide at the Washington Post. She started as a high school journalist and got hooked at the University of Chicago, writing and editing for the school paper, the Chicago Maroon.

Stories by Megan Garvey

Our Mission: Why We Are Activists For Truth

As journalists come under attack, we explain why and how we do our jobs in the KPCC newsroom.

Our Newsroom’s Mission: Uncovering LA (With Your Help)

You deserve great local news — and we need your help to find those stories. We’re inviting you to be part of the conversation.

We've joined newsrooms across California to shine a light on long-secret police records

Until this year, California had some of the most secretive laws in the country when it came to police records. That has changed.

Beloved LA food critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57

The loss will be felt deeply in the city of Los Angeles and by food lovers everywhere. Gold, a Los Angeles native, had just recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

More than 1,000 become new citizens in Pasadena ceremony

Some of the newest U.S. citizens took the oath of allegiance Wednesday in Pasadena. 

Immigration officials will use 1,600 federal prison beds to hold immigration detainees

U.S. immigration officials will start using 1,600 federal prison beds to detain immigrants, the majority of them at a facility in Lancaster. The move, first reported by Reuters, marks the first wide-scale use of federal prisons to hold immigration detainees.