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Nicholas Goldberg Appointed Los Angeles Times Editorial Pages Editor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – September 24, 2009 – The Los Angeles Times today announced Nicholas Goldberg has been named Editor of the Editorial Pages. Goldberg's responsibilities include oversight of The Times editorial board, as well as Op-Ed, Sunday Opinion and letters.

"The Times editorials and Op-Eds deliver a bracing range of views and lead a crucial dialogue about all aspects of life in California," said Times Publisher, Eddy Hartenstein. "Nick Goldberg brings experience and leadership to his new position and will ensure the continued excellence and intellectual depth of our editorial pages."

Having joined The Times in 2003 as Op-Ed Editor, Goldberg was most recently the Editorial Pages Deputy Editor. A Harvard graduate, he spent many years at Newsday, where he covered the New York statehouse and the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton, among other assignments. He served as Middle East correspondent from 1995 to 1998 and his work has been widely published in America's leading magazines.

"The Times' plan is to keep publishing smart, provocative and engaging op-eds and editorials on the broadest range of subjects," said Goldberg.

Previous Editor of the Editorial Pages Jim Newton is stepping down to finish writing a biography of Dwight Eisenhower. He will assume the new masthead position of Opinion Editor-at-Large.

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