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Los Angeles Times Media Group hired media industry veteran Steven Gellman to be publisher of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine.

Gellman will oversee the publication's advertising, marketing and events and will work with its editor in chief, Annie Gilbar.

He most recently was director of targeted products at the Southern California unit of Denver-based newspaper publisher MediaNews Group Inc. He also has held executive positions at the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles magazine and other publications in his 20-year-plus career.

As publisher of LA, Gellman succeeds Penn Jones, who left the company in May.

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