I’m a public historian and writer specializing in Los Angeles history, with an emphasis on the evolution of the region’s natural and built environment. Working through television, print publications, blogs, and other media, I tell stories that underscore how Southern California’s past remains relevant to the region’s present and future. Don’t miss my new TV series, Lost L.A., airing on KCET.
I’ve written for many fine publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine and Boat. Heyday Books recently published my essay about L.A.’s clashing street grids as part of LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas.
I write regular photo essays about Los Angeles history at KCET.org. In the past I’ve also contributed regularly to Los Angeles Magazine’s website and Gizmodo’s Southland subdomain.
I host and produce Lost L.A., an original public television series that rediscovers Los Angeles history through archives. I also make frequent public appearances at events, on the radio, etc.