Baltimore magazine is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren LaRocca as Arts and Culture Editor. LaRocca brings more than a decade of experience as both a journalist and an artist to the award-winning magazine.
“As an artist, Lauren brings her passion for the arts in addition to an in-depth knowledge of the local and regional arts and culture scene,’ said Max Weiss, managing editor for Baltimore magazine. “I look forward to seeing her expand on the diverse arts coverage the magazine has been known for in recent years.”
As Baltimore magazine’s arts and culture editor, LaRocca will be responsible for editing and writing Baltimore’s highly regarded arts coverage including departments, features, the Fall Arts Preview, “Best of Baltimore” arts coverage, and CD and book reviews. She will also manage content for the magazine’s “Arts District” blog, which covers local art events and personalities.
LaRocca comes to Baltimore magazine after spending more than 11 years at the Frederick News-Post, where she started her journalism career in 2006 as an editorial assistant before being promoted in 2007 to arts & entertainment writer and in 2011 as the features/72 Hours editor. Her articles and poetry have appeared in various outlets including USA Today, Pulp Literary & Art Magazine, The Front and The Washington Times.
A lover of the arts, LaRocca is also an artist and musician. In addition to making her own art, music, film and zines, she has experience curating, judging and installing art exhibitions.
LaRocca is a graduate of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing with a minor in religion.
About Baltimore magazine
Baltimore magazine is the area’s most popular guide to the best of the greater Baltimore region. Its “Best of Baltimore,” “Top Doctors,” and “Best Restaurants” features have become signatures of the magazine, and Baltimore’s monthly exploration of politics, food, business, lifestyle, and the arts has earned numerous awards, including several City and Regional Magazine Awards (CRMA) and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards. In 2017, Baltimore magazine celebrates its 110th anniversary and is the country’s oldest continuously published city/regional magazine.