Lewis D’Vorkin named Editor-in-Chief
Mickie Rosen appointed President
The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced that it has named Lewis D’Vorkin as Editor-in-Chief and Mickie Rosen as President, effective immediately. D’Vorkin and Rosen will report to Ross Levinsohn, CEO and Publisher of the Los Angeles Times Media Group.
“Lewis is one of the most transformational editors and digital innovators in the media industry and is exceptionally qualified to lead the evolution of the Los Angeles Times newsroom,” said Levinsohn. “He knows how to build a competitive, sustainable media business with global clout while preserving the highest standards of journalistic integrity.”
As Editor-in-Chief, D’Vorkin will draw on his considerable experience editing and leading global publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and The New York Times to build upon the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning news and investigative reporting while further expanding its coverage of significant political and cultural events. Under his leadership, Forbes magazine readership has been the highest in its 100-year history and the Forbes.com audience has increased from 15 million to 59 million over the past seven years.
“I am honored to be joining a newsroom that is producing some of the best journalism available anywhere, at a time when trusted news sources are vitally needed,” said D’Vorkin. “The Los Angeles Times is part of the fabric of a diverse, culturally rich and influential region, and I look forward to working with its talented journalists to capitalize on this unique position by expanding its coverage, driving further innovation and growing its global influence.”
As President, Rosen will play an integral and principal role driving forward the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s strategy as well as digital growth across tronc. She will lead day-to-day operations and have oversight of product development, design, engineering, digital marketing and data analytics across tronc and business development across the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s assets. She will also be responsible for the Group’s emerging businesses, including Tribune Content Agency (TCA), The Daily Meal, For Sale By Owner (FSBO) and The Cube, and will be charged with launching new vertical content brands across the company.
Levinsohn continued, “Mickie is one of the most gifted and talented executives in our space, and her track record running global media businesses ranging from Yahoo! to Fox’s digital entertainment division to building early stage consumer internet companies makes her exceptionally qualified to drive our business forward.”
Lewis D’Vorkin Bio
Lewis D’Vorkin is a seasoned journalist and media pioneer, bringing 40 years of experience in both traditional and new media platforms. He has most recently served as Chief Product Officer at Forbes, leading the editorial, product and technology teams for Forbes Media and its related brands for the past seven years. During his time, he spearheaded a unique content-creation model and developed a worldwide publishing platform for distributed authorship. He also introduced the news industry’s leading native advertising solution (BrandVoice) and supervised the creation of The New Newsroom, which integrates editorial, data analysis, product development, engineering and social distribution to foster real-time connections between readers, content creators and marketers.
D’Vorkin has years of journalism experience as the Page One Editor of The Wall Street Journal, a Senior Editor at Newsweek, an Editor at The New York Times for the newspaper’s daily and Sunday editions and Executive Editor of Forbes from December 1996 to April 2000. Additionally, D’Vorkin was founder and Chief Executive Officer of True/Slant, a web-based original content news network, which Forbes Media invested in and then acquired in May 2010, and he served as Senior Vice President of Programming at AOL, where he was responsible for the portal’s Welcome Screen, News, Sports and Network Programming.
Mickie Rosen Bio
Mickie Rosen has extensive operating, strategy and investment experience at the intersection of media and technology, for both large established companies and early stage start-ups. Mickie currently sits on the Board of Directors of Pandora Media and Fairfax Media in Australia.
Most recently, Mickie served as Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), was a partner and co-founder of a boutique strategic advisory firm, Whisper Advisors, and advised emerging and growth companies and corporations globally.
Mickie served as Senior Vice President of Global Media & Commerce for Yahoo!, where she led Yahoo!’s media division worldwide, overseeing product, design, engineering, content creation, acquisition and programming, business development, partnerships and marketing solutions. Prior to Yahoo!, she was a partner with Fuse Capital, investing in early stage publishing, video and advertising technology companies. She was also Senior Vice President & General Manager of Entertainment for Fox Interactive Media, where she ran multiple properties and was a lead in envisioning and negotiating the OTT leader, Hulu. Earlier in her career, she was an executive with The Walt Disney Company and Fandango.
Mickie built the foundation of her career with McKinsey & Company and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.