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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.

 

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...

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...

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...

The Crack King is Back: Writer Jesse Katz On Hustling With Freeway Rick

A Q&A about our June issue profile of Ricky Ross Read more...

The Jury’s Out (And So Was Our Executive Editor)

Matthew Segal took multitasking to new heights when he fulfilled his civic duties while working on our April issue. Read more...

Murder in Black and White: A Q&A with Writer Steven Mikulan About the Tabloid-Drenched Trial of Dr. Bernard Finch and Carole Tregoff

In the April issue of Los Angeles magazine, writer Steven Mikulan looks back at a nearly forgotten L.A. crime that once shocked the country—the killing of Barbara Finch by her husband, Bernard, with the help of his mistress, Carole Tregoff. Executive editor Matthew Segal speaks with Mikulan about the story Read more...

One of the Most Interesting Meals in the World Is Prepared in an L.A. Restaurant You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

A Q&A with David Hochman, who reveals the wonders of Totaraku and its chef-owner, Kaz Oyama, in our March issue Read more...

Gone Clubbing: A Q&A with Dave Gardetta About His December Profile of Nightclub Owner Steve Edelson

Steve Edelson has launched more nightlife venues in the city than anybody else and has built a reputation for being brilliant and volatile. Dave Gardetta, who profiles Edelson in our December issue, talks with executive editor Matthew Segal about the story—and about being a storyteller. Read more...
 
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