Kimi Yoshino, a veteran reporter and editor, has been named Business editor of the Los Angeles Times.
During her 14 years at The Times, Yoshino has worked as a reporter for Metro and Business and covered a variety of subjects, including Disney theme parks, Anaheim and the Orange County beach cities. She fills a recently vacated position.
For the last few years, she has served as morning assignment editor in Metro, and completed two reporting rotations in The Times’ Baghdad bureau.
Yoshino also helped guide The Times’ reporting on the Bell corruption scandal, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. Last year, she helped lead a series about construction on or near seismic faults in L.A. and the risks posed by inadequately reinforced concrete buildings.
Before joining The Times, Yoshino was a reporter at the Fresno Bee and Stockton Record. A Modesto native, she studied at UC Davis.