Emmrich will be responsible for coverage of style, travel and The Times’ “Saturday” features section
The Los Angeles Times has named Stuart J. Emmrich its assistant managing editor responsible for Lifestyle coverage. Emmrich will report to Senior Deputy Managing Editor Kimi Yoshino.
Emmrich has spent the past 16 years at the New York Times where he worked as Styles editor, Travel editor, Escapes editor and, most recently, as an editor at large.
“Stuart Emmrich is one of America’s most creative, versatile and accomplished editors,” said Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine. “He will be responsible for refining and then expanding some of our most important and popular areas of coverage.”
“The world looks to Los Angeles as a tastemaker and I’m excited to bring Stuart on board to help us share California’s enviable lifestyle and culture with the world,” Yoshino said.
After graduating from the University of Florida in 1977, Emmrich worked as a reporter at the Atlanta Constitution for two years before moving to New York. He held a series of newspaper and magazine jobs there and in London over the next two decades, including two stints working with Pearlstine – at SmartMoney magazine, where he served as Executive Editor, and then at Time magazine, where he was a senior editor.
When Emmrich decided to become an editor at large last year, a New York Times staff memo noted: “In seven years as Styles editor, Stuart Emmrich has elevated our fashion coverage, proven himself to be a great talent scout and created the first new print section in The Times (in almost a decade).”
“It was not an easy decision to leave the New York Times, but I could not resist the chance to be a part of one of the most exciting reinvention stories in journalism,” Emmrich said.
“We are so excited to attract an editor as experienced and renowned as Stuart Emmrich,” said Times Owner and Executive Chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong. “His decision to join us is another sign of the resurgence of the L.A. Times.”
The Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and their community publications in Southern California were purchased by Soon-Shiong on June 18. Since then, The Times has been rebuilding and expanding its newsroom.
Pearlstine said that Emmrich will join The Times and its management team on Jan. 1, 2019.