After 10 successful years in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area, the Los Feliz Ledger is now expanding to the Larchmont Village/Hancock Park/Windsor Square area.
Publisher Allison B. Cohen founded the Los Feliz Ledger in 2005, has written for the Los Angeles Times and has a Master’s Degree in Print Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC, as well as a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, also from USC. Prior to establishing the Los Feliz Ledger, Allison worked in advertising as an account manager for such clients as Mattel, Inc., McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Southern California and Domino’s Pizza. Allison lives in the Oxford Square neighborhood, just south of Windsor Square and has also owned a home in Hancock Park. She has two sons: Griffin, 20, is a sophomore at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (School of Foreign Service) and Charles, 17, a senior at Loyola High School.
Managing Editor Samantha Goodman has a background in many different areas of story telling and producing. Samantha earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and then went to work at The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour and CNN respectively. Thereafter, she received her M.F.A. from The Peter Stark Producing Program at USC Film School, and then went to work in Development for various production companies in Hollywood. This then segued into writing feature films and television pilots for numerous studios and networks, including Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, CBS and Fox. Samantha has two children, and lives in Windsor Square.
Advertising Sales Manager Libby Butler-Gluck lives in Los Feliz with her screenwriter husband David and 4-year-old daughter Georgi. In her spare time she is a prolific and skilled knitter and also has her own public relations business promoting the craft. Libby is tight on deadlines and expects her clients to be as well (this makes Allison particularly happy). She’s creative, always has a new idea (for an old problem) and is just plain fun to be around.
Reporter Ameera Butt comes to us from the Merced Sun-Star where she reported on city politics, budget issues, California high-speed rail and higher education. While there, she reported for the McClatchy Company’s Washington, D.C. bureau on the political unrest in Libya and wrote a profile on Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gadhafi that was carried in many of McClatchy’s newspapers across the country. She currently writes for the Los Feliz Ledger and has reported for the Denver Post: Dow Jones Newspaper and currently serves as assistant editor and writer at Reimagine Magazine, an online health magazine based in Los Angeles. Ameera has her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Music Critic Charles H. Cohen is a current senior at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. He is also the son of publisher Allison B. Cohen. While some might claim nepotism is at work here, the truth is Cohen’s monthly [almost famous] music review consistently receives the highest page counts on the Los Feliz Ledger website. In fact, his review of Jay-Z’s “Yeezus” release has the third highest page views in the 10 year history of the Los Feliz Ledger. Cohen played football for Loyola for four years, is a scholar athlete, but mostly he just loves music. He plans to study business administration with a music minor in college and parlay his education into a career in the music industry.