The Daily News of Los Angeles has promoted Managing Editor Robert W. Lund to the post of editor, succeeding Robert W. Burdick, whose departure was announced earlier this month.
Lund, 38, a nine-year Daily News veteran, has been managing editor of the Woodland Hills-based newspaper for the past two years. He has also worked at the Dallas Times Herald, San Francisco Examiner, Denver Post and Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
Daily News President and Chief Executive Larry T. Beasley said Lund's "strong commitment to local news coverage gave him the edge over many other qualified candidates."
Burdick had been with the paper for 10 years, the last seven as editor, before announcing his resignation Sept. 16. He is leaving to become managing editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. His resignation followed last month's announcement that James Lacher was leaving his post as executive vice president to take a position elsewhere in the empire of multimillionaire Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Daily News. Lacher was replaced by Beasley.