July 2019 | Food (Journalism) For Thought: Covering the Food Industry

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Join us on Saturday, July 27th for a special discussion on food reporting. We'll be joined by food journalists Noelle Carter (formerly of the Los Angeles Times), Veronica Hendrix (of Collard Greens and Caviar and former NABJLA boardmember) and Mona Holmes (of Eater Los Angeles).

The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST at the SAG-Aftra headquarters (5757 Wilshire Blvd.). Meetings are free for dues-paying members of NABJLA, and $5 for non-members.


Noelle Carter, born and raised in Southern California, received her first degree in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California. After working in the film industry for several years, she decided to professionally pursue her passion for cooking and baking, receiving a diploma from Le Cordon Bleu. In 2007, she was hired to work in the Test Kitchen at the Los Angeles Times where she worked for 12 years. Today, she's a culinary consultant for major corporations and restaurants and continues to develop and test recipes for a variety of clients.


Veronica Hendrix is a syndicated columnist and feature writer whose work has covered the span of the human continuum – from clinical trials of male contraceptives, to the gang violence. She is the owner of Bromont Avenue Foods. She is the author of “Red Velvet Gourmet Spice Rub and Seasoning Heart Healthy Recipes.” Her latest project in collaboration with Bakewell Media is entitled “The Taste of Soul Cookbook” featuring cherished recipes from the Taste of Soul Family Festival in Los Angeles.


Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles where she covers restaurants, bars, and hospitality throughout Southern California. This Pasadena native joined Eater LA in 2017, where she expanded coverage to include statewide restaurant regulations, gentrification, the cannabis food industry, and local food politics from street vending to the plastic straw ban. She is also a regular contributor to the KCRW’s show Greater LA, where she discusses the latest food issues in the city.