LA Times business editor suspended for two days
Kimi Yoshino, the business editor of the Los Angeles Times, has been suspended for two days, according to multiple reports.
News: As additional sign of turmoil inside LAT newsroom, biz editor Kimi Yoshino suspended for 2 days and escorted from bldg. No cause known
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) January 25, 2018
Yoshino became the paper’s business editor in March 2014.
She came to The Times in 2000 after stints at the Fresno Bee and Stockton Record. She started in Orange County, where she covered Disney theme parks and quickly became the paper’s resident expert on dangerous rides.
She has also been a morning assigning editor in Metro and a driving force behind the blog L.A. Now.
Yoshino also helped guide the paper’s reporting on the Bell corruption scandal, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. She also helped shepherd an eye-opening series about construction on or near seismic faults in L.A. and the mortal risks posed by inadequately reinforced concrete buildings.
At the end of last year, Lewis Dvorkin, formerly with Forbes, took over the Times newsroom. The paper’s editorial staff also recently voted to unionize.