The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of the Los Angeles Times managing editor Sara Yasin:
We are thrilled to announce that Kim Chapin will be joining the Los Angeles Times as executive director of our Photography Department.
Chapin comes to us from the Boston Globe, where she has been deputy director of the photography department since 2005. At the Globe, she has overseen the daily operations and visual content for the print and online editions. She has had a hand in much of the Globe’s most ambitious journalism and was a part of the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2014.
Chapin has been a leader at the paper through its reinvention as a digital-first publication — and she has achieved that through building trust across the newsroom.
Before her time at the Globe, Chapin worked at New York Newsday as a day and sports photo editor for eight years. She also worked for more than two years as a design and photo editor at the Saginaw News in Michigan and graduated from the University of Missouri.
Chapin starts in her new position April 3.