Austin Beutner, Publisher and CEO of the LA Times, today announced Johanna Maska, former director of White House press advance for President
Maska worked for President Obama for eight years, since the beginning of the Iowa caucuses, telling the President’s story. She was integral in planning and executing the most high-profile events including: President Obama’s 2008 Iowa caucus victory speech; the 2008 November election victory at Grant Park; Inauguration 2009; the President’s speech in Cairo in 2009; APEC Hawaii 2011; G8
"Johanna is uniquely skilled to help us bring the stories in the LA Times and the story of the LA times to the world," Beutner said.
Maska will report to Beutner and oversee all marketing and communications for the LA Times and its sister properties, including Hoy Los Angeles. She will work with Times' editorial leadership and across all departments to increase levels of audience engagement, in particular online.