Los Angeles Times Names Colin Crawford Assistant Managing Editor/Photography

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2004 – The Los Angeles Times has appointed Colin Crawford, who has served as acting director of photography since 2001, to the new masthead position of assistant managing editor/photography, effective immediately.

The announcement was made by Times' Editor John Carroll and Managing Editor Dean Baquet, to whom Crawford will report.

"This appointment is a testament to Colin's leadership over the past two years," said John Carroll. "He has invigorated the photo department, now widely regarded as among the most ambitious in the country. Under his guidance, the photo staff produced a remarkable three Pulitzer Prize finalists – and one winner – last year."

Carroll added, "The appointment is an acknowledgment of the powerful role photography has come to play at The Times. From Iraq to the Middle East, the paper's photographers have done striking and courageous work on big projects and daily coverage. They have been crucial to the rebuilding of the California section, and to all the features sections. The photo staff has clearly earned representation on the paper's masthead."

Crawford began working with The Times in 1983 as a freelance photographer. He became a photo assignment editor at the Orange County Edition in 1986 and director of photography in Orange County in 1989. He was named associate director of photography for Los Angeles and director of photography for the regional editions in 1998. He became acting director of photography in Los Angeles in 2001.

Crawford earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA.

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