Louisa (Lou) Marshall is a senior news editor for In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, Closer Weekly and J-14, bringing her years of editorial judgment (and witty banter) to the team. When she’s not constantly converting Pacific Coast Time to Eastern Standard – what a hard life it is to live in sunny California – Lou’s either watching The Crown or sinking her teeth into a new novel. Anyone else a fan of It Ends With Us?
Work or writing background leading to expertise
With more than half a decade of experience in print, digital and broadcast news media, Lou lends her skillset to the editorial processes, reporting goals, visual and social media outputs, event coverage and community approaches all four publications demand. Her work across the multiple sites allows her to bring her sharp editing skills to the forefront, ensuring that not a detail slips through the cracks. A breaking news junkie, Lou jumps at every opportunity to get ahead of the news curve.
Lou graduated cum laude with a degree in history with emphasis on gender politics from Chapman University. In addition to her work in the history, journalism and political science departments, she was the editor-in-chief of her university’s newspaper and the president of the history academic honors society.
Lou joined the In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, Closer Weekly and J-14 team as a senior news editor in 2022. She previously worked as a lead evening and weekend news editor for The List and Nicki Swift, having shifted her attention from broadcast to digital media in 2020. Prior to her career as an editor, Lou was a researcher for the investigative reporting team at NBC News Los Angeles, contributed to both print and digital media at Los Angeles Magazine and got her then-young journalist feet wet at The Hollywood Reporter. Over the course of her career, Lou has become a fixture on the red carpet and award show scene, has interviewed the likes of Angela Bassett, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie, Mike Myers, Anna Farris, David Oyelowo, Cameron Monaghan, Joel Edgerton, the cast of Love Island U.S.A. and many more and has covered a number of Hollywood film premieres and events.