From General Assignment Desk Editor Josh Freedom du Lac and Director of Audience Ryan Kellett:

We are delighted to announce that Eli Rosenberg is joining the General Assignment News desk, where he’ll write enterprise and provide coverage of breaking news and other ongoing stories.

Eli joins us from New York, where he spent a year and a half at The New York Times. A prolific writer, he worked as the Metro desk’s main rewrite reporter, anchoring everything from police shooting stories to commuter catastrophe ledealls. He also wrote enterprise, including a feature on the chopped cheese — “a story about how in a country in the midst of a roiling debate about race and class, a sandwich is not just a sandwich.”

Eli did a digital G.A. stint at the Times, as well, and was a reporter and writer on the “Human Toll of Terror” project, an International desk interactive about 247 people killed in terrorist attacks over a two-week period. Before joining the Times, Eli covered courts in Queens for the New York Daily News and also reported from “the Shack,” the bureau at NYPD headquarters.

Eli graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in American literature. He minored in Latin American studies and spent several months studying abroad (and improving his Spanish), in Cuba and Venezuela.

Eli (@emrosenberg) is from Berkeley, and though he has lived on the East Coast for nearly a decade, he still has his California driver’s license — and his Bay Area ethos: He never complains about the fog, is rarely found without a hoodie, and will watch Warriors games with anyone.

Eli begins October 2nd and will play critical roles in the G.A. News team’s evening expansion.