As an author and journalist and in senior editing positions at the New York
Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, Larry Ingrassia oversaw
coverage of a variety of issues, directed award-winning journalism and hired
dozens of reporters and editors.
In his decades-long newspaper career, journalists working for him won Pulitzer
Prizes for national reporting, explanatory reporting, international reporting
and commentary, as well as Polk, Loeb and other awards.
In 2009, he was honored with the annual Minard editor award given by the Gerald
Loeb Awards for directing coverage of causes of the financial market meltdown
in the fall of 2008; that coverage was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in the
public service category. In 2017, the Society of American Business Editors and
Writers honored him with its distinguished achievement award.
At the Los Angeles Times, he was a managing editor, helping to oversee news
coverage as well as develop new initiatives, including events featuring
prominent figures in the news; travel events featuring LA Times staffers; and
the launch of DesignLA, a quarterly magazine focusing on the burgeoning and
diverse creative community in Los Angeles.