Times announces promotions, new roles among newsroom management team

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine has announced several promotions and new roles for members of the newsroom management team, effective immediately.

  • Kimi Yoshino becomes the second managing editor, joining Scott Kraft. Each of them will take on additional assignments and responsibilities in the weeks to come.
  • Deputy Managing Editor Sewell Chan will succeed Nicholas Goldberg as editor of Editorial, Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion pages. Goldberg will become an Op-Ed columnist and an associate editor, reporting to and working with Pearlstine on extending The Times’s civic outreach.
  • Julia Turner will become Deputy Managing Editor for Entertainment, Audio & Strategy, taking on additional responsibility for guiding editorial priorities, working closely with Kraft, Yoshino, the rest of the leadership team, and with Pearlstine.
  • Deputy Managing Editor Shani Hilton recently took responsibility for leading and coordinating The Times’ coronavirus coverage while continuing with her other responsibilities.
  • Deputy Managing Editor Shelby Grad continues to lead the Metro/California staff while taking on broader responsibility for crisis coverage.
  • Jeffrey Fleishman, who was most recently a senior writer on film, art and culture and previously served as bureau chief for The Times in Cairo and Berlin, becomes Foreign Editor.

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