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Terry Tang

Executive Editor, Los Angeles Times

Terry Tang is the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Times, overseeing the newsroom and the opinion section. She was appointed to her interim role Jan. 25, becoming the first female editor in the paper’s 142-year history.

Tang joined The Times in July 2019 as a deputy Op-Ed editor after two years at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served as director of publications and editorial. She was named editorial page editor in 2022.

Before that, she worked at the New York Times for 20 years in many positions: as deputy editorial page editor; op-ed editor; assistant editorial page editor; editorial writer; deputy technology editor; metro desk major beats editor; and co-founder and editor of Room for Debate, an online platform for rapid-response commentary. Prior to that, she was an editorial writer and columnist at the Seattle Times and a reporter at the Seattle Weekly.

Tang graduated from Yale with a bachelor’s degree in economics and received a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 1992-93. Her family immigrated to Los Angeles from Taiwan, and she grew up in Gardena.