Los Angeles (magazine)

Los Angeles, formerly Southern California Prompter, is a monthly publication focused on Los Angeles. It covers people, food, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, and news relevant to southern California.

Los Angeles
December 2009 cover
EICShirley Halperin
vp of digitalAndrew Curry
CategoriesLocal magazine
PublisherChris Gialanella
CompanyEngine Vision Media LLC
CountryUnited States
Based inLos Angeles

Founded in 1960 by David Brown and Geoff Miller, the magazine is as of 2023 owned and published by Engine Vision Media, LLC, Chris Gialanella is president and publisher, and Shirley Halperin editor-in-chief.



The magazine began life as the Southern California Prompter in 1960, co-founded by grad student Geoff Miller (1936–2011; husband of actress Kathryn Leigh Scott) and ad executive David Brown. Billed as "a Guide to the Good Life in L.A. and Suburbia", it was renamed to Los Angeles in 1961.[1]

Miller served as editor-in-chief from 1974 to 1990, and publisher from 1990 until his retirement in 1994.[1]

Los Angeles was purchased by CHC in 1973. ABC bought the magazine in 1977. ABC was eventually bought by The Walt Disney Company, which sold Los Angeles to Emmis in 2000.[2] The magazine was purchased by Hour Media LLC on February 28, 2017.[3]

Since May 20 1996, the website Lamag.com has served as the digital version of the magazine. The site covers local politics and breaking news to commentary and coverage of the cultural and food scenes.[4]

Los Angeles–based criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas acquired Los Angeles magazine from Detroit-based Hour Media through Engine Vision Media, LLC on December 5, 2022.[5] Christopher Gialanella joined Engine Vision Media as president and publisher of Los Angeles, Orange Coast, Pasadena , and So Cal Design in April 2023.[6]



The magazine covers "people, food, culture, arts and entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and news" relevant to southern California.[4]

It is led by president and publisher Chris Gialanella alongside editor-in-chief Shirley Halperin.[4]



The magazine also hosts the Los Angeles' annual epicurean fete, The Food Event, and the Breakfast Conversation discussion series with magazine editors and city leaders.[citation needed]

Awards and affiliations


Los Angeles magazine has earned four National Magazine Awards.[4]

It was a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association as of 2013.[7]


  1. ^ a b Nelson, Valerie J. (April 18, 2011). "Geoff Miller dies at 74; a founder of Los Angeles magazine". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 26, 2023.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Magazine Is Sold". The New York Times. Reuters. January 25, 2000. p. C2. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Peltz, James F. (March 2017). "Top editors let go after Los Angeles magazine is sold to Hour Media Group". LA Times. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "About us". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved October 26, 2023.
  5. ^ Tinoco, Armando (December 6, 2022). "Los Angeles Magazine Sells To Attorneys Mark Geragos And Ben Meiselas; Formed Engine Vision Media". Deadline. Retrieved April 27, 2023.
  6. ^ "Engine Vision Media Hires Chris Gialanella as President & Publisher". PR Newswire (Press release). March 17, 2023. Retrieved April 27, 2023.
  7. ^ "CRMA Magazines". City and Regional Magazine Association. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2013.