Photograph of Times employee Earl E. Craven. Mr. Craven was an employee of the Los Angeles Times from 1923 to 1956 (his death), rising through the ranks from assistant telegraph editor to being the assistant managing editor. In the years that he covered the night shift as the news editor and assistant managing editor, Mr. Craven was largely responsible for the make up of the Times' home edition. He also conducted a weekly broadcast on Times programs.
File photograph of Paul Lowry, turf specialist of the Times for 25 years until his retirement in 1959. He covered races at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. He served as an automotive and sports editor before becoming the turf writer.
File photograph of Los Angeles Times Automotive and Outdoor editor Lynn J. Rogers, who also gained repute as a camera artist and was honored for the same. He joined the firm in 1931, after working with several other newspapers and became editor shortly after. In 1950, he originated the TV show, "The Open Road."
Photograph of Charles C. Cohan who served as Los Angeles Times' Real Estate editor from 1932 to 1959, until his retirement. Before coming to LA, he served as a reporter and editor for the Butte Miner in Montana, during which he co-wrote the state song of Montana, "Montana." He was also designated "Dean of California Real Estate Editors" in 1951 by members of the California Real Estate Association.
Photograph of Francis Read "Speed" Kendall, a reporter for The Times. He began his career as the youngest police beat reporter for the Los Angeles Record. After working for some other newspapers briefly, he returned to The Times in 1928, where he worked until 1942. He was noted primarily for his coverage of Hollywood both as a feature writer and in his column "Around and About Hollywood."