A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor
We're pleased to announce that Kimi Yoshino is the new Business editor of the Los Angeles Times.
Kimi brings many valuable qualities to this important job: a passion for news, a commitment to digital journalism, a background in business reporting and a collaborative spirit.
For the past few years, Kimi has been the morning assigning editor in
Kimi also helped guide our reporting on the Bell corruption scandal, which won the 2011
Kimi came to The Times in 2000 after stints at the Fresno Bee and Stockton Record. She started in Orange County, where she covered Disney theme parks and quickly became our resident expert on dangerous rides.
As a reporter for Metro and Business, she covered Anaheim, the Orange County beach cities and the cruise industry, among other beats. Along the way, she did two reporting rotations in The Times' Baghdad bureau, where she met her future husband, Saif, then a translator for the paper.