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Mara Shalhoup

Mara Shalhoup

I've been the editor of the L.A. Weekly since February 2015, before which I served as editor of the Chicago Reader and of Atlanta's Creative Loafing. Back in my muckraking days, I won a Clarion Award for my portrayal of a teenage prostitute turned triple murderer; was a two-time Livingston Award finalist, including a nomination for my reporting on the displacement of low-income families from public housing; and spent an inordinate amount of time obsessing over cocaine, hip-hop and organized crime (see BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family, St. Martin's Press).

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