Christian Stone – Deputy Managing Editor for New Initiatives and LA Studios Vice President
Chris Stone is the Los Angeles Times deputy managing editor for new initiatives and vice president of LA Times Studios.
In his role, Stone guides the launch of new products and initiatives and provides leadership across the studios portfolio: The Times’ news video group, Originals; Studio Production; Intellectual Property Development; Audio; and the Los Angeles Times Book Club. He also will drive efforts to expand The Times’ journalism across forms and approaches, serving as a liaison among the various teams in The Times’ newsroom and other departments in the company and with external partners.
Stone joined the company in 2020 as executive sports editor. During his time overseeing the Sports section, he led a major expansion of its digital-first focus. In addition, the Sports team won consecutive “Grand Slams” in the Associated Press Sports Editor awards and published successful initiatives, such as the award-winning docuseries “Fernandomania @ 40” and extensive coverage of Super Bowl LVI. Stone also worked with The Times’ audio and entertainment departments to help bring “Binge Sesh,” a 10-episode companion podcast to HBO’s “Winning Time,” to life. He also helped launch The Times’ publishing partnership with Meredith Premium Publishing, which has produced more than 12 bookazines to date.
Previously, Stone worked for Sports Illustrated for 27 years, including the last four as editor in chief. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.