Rodriguez comes to The Times from the Washington Post, and previously was sports editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and home page manager of the Arizona Republic. And as a member of
Rodriguez has been a leader in online journalism, using digital tools to help reshape and expand sports reporting. He will bring these skills to The Times' Sports department and help extend its digital reach.
The announcement follows:
To the staff:
We're delighted to announce that Angel Rodriguez, an editor with a passion for sports and a flair for digital storytelling, is the new sports editor of the Los Angeles Times.
A constant in his career has been a zest for using digital tools to extend the reach of sports reporting and diversify its forms.
Angel comes to us from the Washington Post, where he was deputy editor for mobile innovation, working on a team charged with creating the Post's new tablet app.
At the L.A. Times, he takes over one of the country's finest sports sections, and a staff that covers a pantheon of storied franchises with the right mix of authority and irreverence.
With Angel's arrival, John Cherwa, who has served ably and energetically as acting sports editor since last fall, will return to his role as deputy sports editor.
Under John’s leadership, the department performed memorably in covering the
John will work closely with Angel to help the department raise its digital game even further.
Angel grew up in Houston and graduated from the
In 2000, he moved to ESPNdeportes.com, and three years later he became an online sports producer for the Arizona Republic/azcentral.com. He left to spend a year as a senior editorial producer for MLB’s Spanish-language websites before returning to the Republic as home page manager. In that role, he helped oversee breaking news coverage of stories that included the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman
At the Cincinnati Enquirer from 2012 to 2014, Angel guided a redesign of the paper’s sports website, created a tablet and mobile app for