Bob Sipchen Lights Out for the Territory–As Sierra EIC


Bob Sipchen, another LAT veteran, is joining the Sierra Club, as was predicted when the buyouts were announced. Sipchen, who’s won everything worth winning, will be Editor in Chief of Sierra magazine and Deputy National Communications Director.

Sipchen won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize and Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial writing (with Alex Raksin) for a series about people with mental illness and addictions living on
America’s streets. Sipchen also shared in the paper’s Pulitzer for its team coverage of the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

His outdoor creds are equally strong.

At the LAT, Sipchen launched and edited a widely admired weekly Outdoors section. Sipchen paid his way through college as a Hot Shot firefighter and patrolman with the U.S. Forest Service. An enthusiastic surfer, backpacker, fly-fisher, trail runner, mountain bicyclist, skier, snow boarder, and trained river guide, Sipchen is passionate about nature and protecting the environment.

And he’s dreamy.