Executive Team

  • Austin Beutner - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

    Austin Beutner - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

    Austin Beutner serves as Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is the 14th Publisher in the 133-year history of the Times and 11th Publisher in the 146-year history of the Union-Tribune.

  • Davan Maharaj - Editor and Executive Vice President

    Davan Maharaj - Editor and Executive Vice President

    As editor of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, Davan Maharaj oversees the largest daily newsgathering organization in the West. It includes the flagship Los Angeles Times, the nation's fifth-largest newspaper; latimes.com, the nation's second-largest newspaper website; Times Community News, which...

  • Chris Argentieri - Senior Vice President, Business Operations

    Chris Argentieri - Senior Vice President, Business Operations

    Chris Argentieri joined the Los Angeles Times in late 2014. He serves as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and is responsible for leading improvement of business practices and increased interdepartmental collaboration across all Los Angeles Times Media Group brands and platforms.

  • Nicco Mele - Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher

    Nicco Mele - Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher

    Since January 2015, Nicco Mele has served in the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times. He focuses on product, content, revenue, and audience development for all of the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s brands, including growing existing digital...

  • Renata Simril - Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

    Renata Simril - Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

    Renata Simril joined the Los Angeles Times Media Group as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to Publisher and CEO Austin Beutner in October 2014. She has more than 20 years of public and private sector experience and has built an impeccable reputation for leadership, management, and civic...

  • Russell Newton - Senior Vice President, Operations

    Russell Newton - Senior Vice President, Operations

    Russ Newton joined The Times in 2000 as director of operations and president at California Community News, one of the Times wholly-owned business units. Before joining The Times, he was director of operations from 1998 to 2000 at Landoll Inc., a Tribune Education company. Previously, he led the...

  • Don Reis - Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

    Don Reis - Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

    As Chief Revenue Officer, Don Reis oversees sales and sponsorship efforts across all Los Angeles Times Media Group brands. An accomplished senior sales and management executive, he is the former VP of Multi-Media Sales for The Wall Street Journal where he oversaw their Advertising Sales Offices...

  • Johanna Maska - Vice President, Marketing and Communications

    Johanna Maska - Vice President, Marketing and Communications

    Johanna Maska joined the Los Angeles Times in May 2015 as Vice President of Marketing and Communications and leads efforts to further the connection between The Times and its readers, and broaden its reach in Los Angeles and around the world.

  • Donna Tarzian - Vice President, Brand Marketing

    Donna Tarzian - Vice President, Brand Marketing

  • Julie K. Xanders - Senior Vice President and General Counsel

    Julie K. Xanders - Senior Vice President and General Counsel

    Julie K. Xanders is the assistant general counsel/West Coast media of Tribune Co. and serves as senior vice president, legal for the Los Angeles Times. Xanders joined Times Mirror in 1993 as corporate counsel for Times Mirror Cable. She was promoted to assistant general counsel in 1995 for Times...

  • Nicholas Goldberg - Editor of the Editorial Pages

    Nicholas Goldberg - Editor of the Editorial Pages

    Nicholas Goldberg joined the Los Angeles Times in 2002 as editor of the op-ed page and the Sunday Opinion section. He became deputy editor of the editorial pages in 2008 and a year later was named editor of the editorial pages. 

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