Ellen Barry To The New York Times

The Los Angeles Times has lost New York-based reporter Ellen Barry to The New York Times.

Ms. Barry responded to a phone call this morning with an email. “It’s true, I am moving to the NYT after the first of the year, to work for Metro,” she wrote. “I’m not going to comment beyond that, but thanks for asking.”

Ms. Barry was a 2002 Pulitzer feature-writing finalist and ASNE award winner while at the Boston Globe, for a series on the relocation to America of East African young people. She was again a Pulitzer finalist in 2004, this time in the beat reporting category, for that paper for her stories on neglected patients in the Massachusetts mental health system. Formerly, she worked for the Boston Phoenix and the Moscow Times. She first joined The Los Angeles Times in January, 2004, as Atlanta bureau chief.