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Author Mary Melton

  • Mary Melton


    Melton came to Los Angeles magazine as a senior editor in 2000, became executive editor in 2002, and was named editor-in-chief in 2009. She has overseen the magazine’s theme issues, edited features and service stories, written personality profiles and popular culture pieces, and directed the launch of the magazine’s Web site, LAmag.com. Under her leadership, Los Angeles won two National Magazine Awards in 2011 from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)—for General Excellence and Feature Writing—the first in the magazine’s history. Two more ASME nominations followed in 2012. Prior to Los Angeles, Melton was an editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times Magazine, from 1995 until 2000. She began her journalism career as an intern at the L.A. Weekly, where she was later appointed managing editor. A fourth-generation Angeleno and a graduate of Hollywood High School, Melton holds a degree in history from UCLA. Follow her @MaryMeltonLA.


Editor's Note: A Manhunt Begins Anew

This morning on LAmag.com we launched a digital experience that’s unlike anything we’ve ever done at the magazine—and honestly, unlike anything I’ve seen at any magazine. Here's why Read more...

The Art of Violence: Mary Melton’s Childhood Portfolio of Classic Horror Film Posters

Hollywood suspense and the supernatural, as seen through the eyes of the then 6-year-old Los Angeles Magazine editor-in-chief Read more...

A Sneak Peek Inside our December Issue

Editor-in-chief Mary Melton introduces the issue hitting newsstands this week. Read more...

Thanksgiving, L.A. Style: What We're Thankful For…

A list of things our staffers are thankful for Read more...
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