Veteran Reporter Jennifer Pendleton Dies at 56

Former Ad Age Bureau Chief Wrote for L.A. Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Variety

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NEW YORK ( -- Jennifer Pendleton, a veteran Los Angeles business and entertainment reporter and onetime bureau chief for Advertising Age, died Jan. 26 from cancer. She was 56.

Ms. Pendleton, a resident of Woodland Hills, Calif., was a business reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News in the 1990s. She also worked at Variety and was a reporter at Advertising Age, later moving to the post of Los Angeles bureau chief. In recent years, she freelanced for publications including the Los Angeles Times.

Ms. Pendleton graduated from UCLA with a degree in art history. She served for many years as a volunteer for Legal Aid in Los Angeles, and earned paralegal certification several years ago.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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