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    Executive Editor

    Matthew Segal is Executive Editor of Los Angeles magazine, where he oversees a range of stories, from business columns to investigative features to service packages to travel pieces. His writing for Los Angeles includes personal essays, travel pieces, profiles, and societal stories. Before becoming Executive Editor, he held the positions of Features Editor and Managing Editor at the magazine. Segal was formerly Managing Editor of Buzz Weekly and Senior Editor of Men’s Fitness. As a freelance writer, he wrote for Outside, GQ, and Details, among other publications.

 

L.A. Trading Card: William Deverell

An abridged biography of historian, prolific author, and all-around expert on Southern California Read more...

Q&A: Jesse Katz on Uncovering the Details of Yasiel Puig's Defection

In the May issue of Los Angeles, contributing writer Jesse Katz tells the shocking story of Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig’s escape from Cuba. Here he sheds light on the reporting process in an interview with executive editor Matthew Segal Read more...

L.A. to Zion

To reach the glories of Zion, you must go through Vegas, where the red rocks and deep canyons give a taste of what’s to come Read more...

Winter Escapes55

Look alive: Whether you like to serpentine down snowy slopes, roam temperate desert plains, or just take a dip in a hot spring, now is the time. We’ve got a passel of places to celebrate this short season Read more...

Labor Studies: A Q&A with Contributor Hillel Aron

In the December issue of Los Angeles, writer Hillel Aron profiles labor leader María Elena Durazo. Executive editor Matthew Segal talks with Aron about reporting the story and about L.A. politics. Read more...

Business Writer and Los Angeles Magazine Columnist Mark Lacter Has Died

Executive editor Matthew Segal on the passing of the “peerless” journalist at 59. Read more...

Telling Tails: A Q&A with Contributor Mike Kessler

Not many major metropolitan areas can claim to have mountain lions roaming their parks and hills—and, occasionally, their streets. In “Ghost Cat,” which appears in the November issue, Mike Kessler writes about the cougars of the Los Angeles area. Read more...

The Prophet of California Climate: A Dialogue With Bill Patzert

We set out to have a question and answer session with Bill Patzert, a climatologist with Caltech’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, but the veteran scientist had a lot to say. Rather than slow him down, we gave him the mic Read more...

Home Brew: Here in L.A. We Are Walking On Water

Hydrological locavorism? A deep dive into the stuff sloshing beneath the ground we tread on Read more...

Berg: The Story Behind the Story Behind One of the Great Biographers of Our Time

Executive editor Matthew Segal chats with writer David Kipen about his September feature on the L.A.-based biographer A. Scott Berg Read more...

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