Los Angeles Times Media Group Names Bill Nagel Executive Vice President, Business Services

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2009 – The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) today announced that Bill Nagel has been named to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President, Business Services, effective immediately.

In this new role Bill will focus on growing alternative revenue streams through the marketing and sales of LATMG's print distribution system, call-center operations and production services to other media entities. Nagel also assumes leadership of the flagship Los Angeles Times circulation efforts."Bill Nagel is uniquely qualified to take on this new role," said Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein. "He brings a wealth of revenue-generating experience and forward thinking to The Times and will partner closely with our advertising, marketing and targeted media departments to identify emerging opportunities to deliver solutions for customers across Southern California."

Nagel was most recently Senior Vice President, Business Channels at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where he oversaw both consumer and advertising revenue development. Prior to that, as Vice President, Circulation and Consumer Marketing, Nagel was instrumental in developing and executing the Union-Tribune's business strategy, including managing the launch of several new products.

Nagel began his career in 1988 at the Chicago Tribune where he spent more than 12 years in a variety of sales, circulation, and operations roles.

About the Los Angeles Times Media Group

The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates include the The Los Angeles Times (latimes.com), The Envelope (theenvelope.com), Times Community Newspapers, Brand X (thisisbrandx.com), LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine (latimes.com/magazine), Hoy (vivelohoy.com), and California Community News and reaches approximately 5.9 million or 44% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG is part of Tribune Company, one of the country's leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting.

The flagship Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 2 million and 3 million on Sunday, and a combined print and interactive local weekly audience of 4.5 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for over 127 years and the fast-growing latimes.com draws over 10 million unique visitors monthly. Additional information is available at latimes.com/mediacenter.

Contacts:

Nancy Sullivan (213) 237-6160 nancy.sullivan@latimes.com

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