L.A. Weekly Promotes Amy Scattergood to Food Editor, Hires Former Creative Loafing Critic Besha Rodell

L.A. Weekly has hired former Creative Loafing (Atlanta) food editor Besha Rodell as its food critic and promoted food blog editor Amy Scattergood to food editor.

The paper’s longtime restaurant critic Jonathan Gold recently departed for the Los Angeles Times. Rodell was one of the four staffers laid off by the Creative Loafing group last month.