Los Angeles Times Names James Magee as Senior Advertising Sales Manager

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2006 – The Los Angeles Times has named James Magee as senior manager, Advertising Sales, effective immediately. Magee will be responsible for preprint sales and business development in the grocery, drug store, auto aftermarket, pets, toys and office supplies categories.

He will report to Gregg Dittoe, managing director, Preprint Advertising, for the Los Angeles Times.

"I am delighted to welcome Jim to the Los Angeles Times advertising team," said Dittoe. "His myriad experience representing clients and newspapers has provided him with a keen insight into and an understanding of client needs."

Since 2004, Magee has served as retail advertising director at the San Francisco Chronicle, where his 52-member team included sales managers, sales representatives and support staff. Prior to that, he was western region vice president for The Newspaper Network, a national sales and marketing company serving both advertisers and newspapers. From 1996 to 1999, he was retail advertising sales manager at the Marin Independent Journal.

Magee began his management career in advertising sales in 1990 at the Sacramento Bee, where he first served as retail sales development manager, and then retail sales manager in charge of major accounts.

A native of River Forest, Illinois, Magee earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa.

About the Los Angeles Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of nearly 2.2 million and about 3.3 million on Sunday. With its media businesses and affiliates – including latimes.com, TheEnvelope.com, Times Community Newspapers, Recycler Classifieds, Hoy, and California Community News – the Los Angeles Times reaches approximately 7.6 million or 58 percent of all adults in the Southern California marketplace every week.

The Los Angeles Times, which this year marks its 125th anniversary covering Southern California, is part of Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the country's leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting. Additional information about the Los Angeles Times is available at www.latimes.com/mediacenter.

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David Garcia
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david.garcia@latimes.com

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