Los Angeles Times Media Group Names EVP, Advertising

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) today announced it has appointed Michael J. Tannourji as Executive Vice President, Advertising, reporting to President and COO, Kathy Thomson. He will be joining LATMG to lead the company's sales force with responsibility for creating strategic plans that identify new sources of local and national revenue. In addition, Tannourji will develop and realign resources to support the LATMG's evolving portfolio, including the flagship Los Angeles Times, which currently reaches almost 40% of the Southern California marketplace. He is also responsible for the monetization of breakthrough and innovative digital and mobile products.

"Mike Tannourji's strong track record in transforming businesses for growth and profitability make him uniquely suited to his new position," said Thomson. "He brings exceptional leadership qualities to the Los Angeles Times Media Group, as well as the experience necessary to drive the cultural shifts that are imperative to our future growth."

Tannourji has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in the services/technology space. He has spent his career working with clients across all industry sectors, including Fortune 500 organizations and small and medium enterprises. Most recently having served as Director, Business Development, Ernst & Young, he played a key role in establishing a sales strategy and culture for their Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he led the sales and marketing division of Onvia Inc., a publicly held information technology company based in Seattle. Tannourji has also held senior leadership roles at Experian Business Information Services and Dun & Bradstreet in Los Angeles and Atlanta. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and The Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine.

"Los Angeles is my hometown and I'm excited to be a part of the iconic and highly respected L.A. Times," said Tannourji. "I'm also eager to join the accomplished executive team and contribute to LATMG's ongoing evolution."

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About the Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates include the Los Angeles Times, The Envelope, Times Community News and Hoy Los Angeles and reach approximately 5.2 million or 39% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG also owns and operates California Community News as well as Tribune Direct's west coast division and is part of Tribune Company, one of the country's leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting.

The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.6 million and 2.7 million on Sunday, more than 16 million unique visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.4 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 130 years.

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