Kris Viesselman leads transformation, creative, data reporting and digital efforts at the Los Angeles Times.
Immediately prior to this assignment, Viesselman was the SVP and editor-in-chief at CQ and Roll Call in Washington, D.C. And, before that, she was the managing editor and VP/Product at the San Diego Union-Tribune. She previously held leadership positions at National Geographic, the San Jose Mercury News and The Orange County Register and – in an earlier stint – at the Los Angeles Times. She has also run her own documentary film company.
Viesselman and her teams have received numerous national and international awards. She has been an invited presenter in Asia, Europe, South America, in addition to dozens of U.S. gigs. Viesselman served as president of the (international) Society for News Design in 2010.
A Minnesota native, Viesselman has spent most of her adult life in California.