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Mary MacVean moves to Features staff

November 11, 2008 |  3:43 pm

Here's the note to the staff from Alice Short, Assistant Managing Editor/Features:

Mary MacVean is moving to the Features staff as a writer who will specialize in issues relating to food. We anticipate her reports will appear in all of the weekly feature sections, in addition to news.

Mary worked for almost 20 years at The Associated Press, where she collected a number of job titles, including national writer covering food and nutrition. In that job, she wrote about diet and diets; trends and farmers markets; and consumer issues such as federal food labeling laws. She profiled the likes of Julia Child and David Bouley and attended – but didn’t quite finish -- Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School and edited cookbooks. Among her other titles at the AP was national editor for morning newspapers.

Mary, who most recently has served as a Metro web deputy and editor of the Times' Homeroom blog, lived, in the late '90s, in Moscow, where she was the features editor for the Moscow Times and a columnist about life as a foreigner there.

Mary will report to me.