As part of the rebuilding of the Los Angeles Times, Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine and Managing Editor Scott Kraft made the following announcement.
We’re pleased to announce that Abbie Fentress Swanson will join The Times on Monday, June 3rd, as Executive Producer for audio in the newsroom. In this role she will lead the production of podcasts and other editorial audio products, reporting to AME Len De Groot.
Abbie, who comes to us with Len's enthusiastic endorsement, has broad experience across the industry, having worked as Executive Producer of “I, Survivor” for Wondery, which had half a million downloads in the month after being launched. She has reported for, produced and hosted programs for NPR, KCRW and Harvest Public Media where she was recognized for her coverage of the impacts of drought on farm country.