Christina Bellantoni was assistant managing editor, politics from August 2015 to July 2018. She came to the Los Angeles Times after 12 years covering politics in Washington, including as editor in chief at Roll Call. Before that, she served as political editor at “PBS NewsHour” for two years. She has covered the White House, Congress, the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, and the Virginia statehouse. Bellantoni, a California native, is a former vice president of the board of the Washington Press Club Foundation.