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Patrick Day returning as writer/senior producer

October 27, 2011 |  4:31 pm

A memo to the newsroom from Assistant Managing Editor Sallie Hofmeister and Arts & Entertainment Editor Craig Turner:

After a brief stint at The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Day is returning to the Los Angeles Times and rejoining the web entertainment team in a new role as a writer/senior producer.

In addition to his production duties, Patrick will contribute news and features to all of the Arts and Entertainment blogs, compile the popular Fast Track entertainment news roundup and create multimedia and web-only content. He will report to Lisa Fung, online Arts & Entertainment editor.

Patrick started working at The Times while he was still in college. Over his 11 years at The Times, he worked his way up from data entry to associate online editor for entertainment. He helped launch, The Times’ awards-centric website, and was the first producer to work on the online Entertainment News section, which moved The Times into breaking entertainment news on the Web. He has covered everything from the Oscar awards race to the Sundance Film Festival.

In his spare time, Patrick writes screenplays and fiction. He and his writing partner recently won the 2011 award for best TV Pilot for a One Hour Drama at the Austin Film Festival.

We are thrilled to welcome back Patrick.