The latest round of cuts at the L.A. Daily News caught up with Oscar Garza and Geraldine “Jerry” Berrios last Friday.
Oscar had been at the Daily News less than a year. He was brought in as senior editor/content in late August of 2008. Before that, he was founding editor of Tu Ciudad magazine, which folded in June. He previously worked 17 years at the L.A. Times in various editing positions, including his last 2 years at the paper as Deputy Editor of the L.A. Times Magazine.
L.A. Observed posted Oscar’s final email to the staff, which included this line: “It’s been brief, but rewarding. Sorry I won’t be here to help you keep up the fight.”
Jerry came on board as a reporter at the DN in 2007. She previously worked as a municipal reporter at The Miami Herald. Before that, she was a city government and cops reporter at The Kansas City Star. She is currently the Region 8 director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.