Executive Team

  • Austin Beutner - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer
    Austin Beutner - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

    As Publisher and CEO, Austin Beutner oversees the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s diverse portfolio of businesses, including the flagship Los Angeles Times, its digital properties and numerous local publications. He joined the company in August, 2014, and serves as the 14th Publisher in the 132-year...

  • 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...

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