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  • Patrick Soon-Shiong – Owner and Executive Chairman

    Patrick Soon-Shiong – Owner and Executive Chairman

    Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is the owner and executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español and other publications under the California Times. Dr. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor, technologist and philanthropist, has devoted...

  • Norman Pearlstine — Executive Editor

    Norman Pearlstine — Executive Editor

    Norman Pearlstine is executive editor of the Los Angeles Times. Before joining The Times in 2018, Pearlstine served as vice chairman of Time Inc., where he was charged with seeking growth opportunities for the company’s brands and content. Prior to that he was chief content officer at Bloomberg...

  • Scott Kraft — Managing Editor

    Scott Kraft — Managing Editor

    As managing editor, Scott Kraft oversees Metro and California; National, Washington and Foreign, and investigative and enterprise reporting. During more than three decades at The Times, Kraft has been a national and foreign correspondent as well as deputy managing editor/news and National editor....

  • Kris Viesselman – Chief Transformation Editor and Creative Director

    Kris Viesselman – Chief Transformation Editor and Creative Director

    Kris Viesselman leads transformation, creative, data reporting and digital efforts at the Los Angeles Times. Immediately prior to this assignment, Viesselman was the SVP and editor-in-chief at CQ and Roll Call in Washington, D.C. And, before that, she was the managing editor and VP/Product at the...

  • Kimi Yoshino — Senior Deputy Managing Editor

    Kimi Yoshino — Senior Deputy Managing Editor

    As senior deputy managing editor, Kimi Yoshino oversees sports, business, arts, entertainment and lifestyle coverage. Yoshino served as Business editor for four years, following a distinguished turn as an assistant editor in Metro. Prior to becoming an editor, she was a reporter for the Metro and...

  • Sewell Chan — Deputy Managing Editor

    Sewell Chan — Deputy Managing Editor

    Sewell Chan joined the Los Angeles Times as a deputy managing editor in September 2018. He previously worked for 14 years at the New York Times, where he was a metro reporter, Washington correspondent, deputy Op-Ed editor and international news editor. He was part of a team of journalists awarded...

  • Colin Crawford — Deputy Managing Editor, Visual Journalism

    Colin Crawford — Deputy Managing Editor, Visual Journalism

    As deputy managing editor for visual journalism at the Los Angeles Times, Colin Crawford manages a staff of editors, photojournalists and technicians at one of the largest newsrooms in the country. Crawford was appointed to his current position in May 2008; he previously was assistant managing...

  • Len De Groot — Assistant Managing Editor, Digital

    Len De Groot — Assistant Managing Editor, Digital

    Len De Groot was named assistant managing editor for digital in August 2018 and oversees digital platforms, audience engagement and the data and visualization team. He joined the organization in 2013 as the director of Data and Visualization, where he led a transformation of the graphics department...

  • Shelby Grad — Assistant Managing Editor, California/Metro

    Shelby Grad — Assistant Managing Editor, California/Metro

    Shelby Grad oversees all California and Metro coverage for the Los Angeles Times. Grad came to The Times as a community stringer after graduating from San Jose State University in 1993. He served as a county government and urban affairs reporter in the Orange County edition before becoming an editor....

  • Mary McNamara — Assistant Managing Editor, Arts and Entertainment

    Mary McNamara — Assistant Managing Editor, Arts and Entertainment

    Mary McNamara was named assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment in September 2016. McNamara, who has worked at The Times since 1990, previously served as television critic and senior culture editor. When she won her Pulitzer for criticism in 2015, the judges cited her “savvy criticism...

  • Michael Whitley — Assistant Managing Editor, Design

    Michael Whitley — Assistant Managing Editor, Design

    Michael Whitley was named assistant managing editor in December 2007.  Whitley joined The Times in April 2003 as deputy design director for news after serving as team leader for news and projects at the Charlotte Observer. In January 2006 he was named design director for news, overseeing design...

  • 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.  He is a former reporter and editor at Newsday in New York, where he...

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