Angel Jennings is the assistant managing editor of culture and talent at the Los Angeles Times. She oversees the paper’s summer internship and diversity fellowship programs. Additionally, she’s tasked with advancing the company’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access. Before she became a senior editor, Jennings was a reporter in Metro for almost a decade covering L.A.’s Black communities. Her work led to the dismantling of a Compton water district that was serving its customers brown, odorous drinking water, elevated a forgotten community through the lens of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s death and compelled Inglewood officials to protect Black residents from the forces of gentrification by adopting rent control laws. A heart wrenching story she wrote about Hussle’s death was the Times’ most-read piece in 2019. Last summer, Jennings helped form the Black Caucus at the Times, whose meeting with the Times’ owner spurred efforts for more underrepresented hiring and resources for advancement. Jennings is a Washington D.C. native but considers L.A. her adopted home.