Tang becomes first woman to lead LA Times newsroom

Terry Tang

The Los Angeles Times has named Terry Tang executive editor. “We’re thrilled to have Terry Tang leading the L.A. Times newsroom,” Patrick and Michele Soon-Shiong, owners of The Times, said in a statement. “We made a decision in December to make changes in leadership to revitalize the L.A. Times. Terry in short order has demonstrated […]

Masunaga now covering entertainment biz for LA Times

Los Angeles Times business reporter Samantha Masunaga is now covering entertainment business news. Masunaga has been writing about workplace culture and also covers the aerospace industry. Since joining The Times in 2014, she has covered local and national breaking news, the craft beer industry and Southern California’s Japanese American community. Masunaga has previously worked for […]

Darmiento now covering aerospace for LA Times

Los Angeles Times reporter Laurence Darmiento is now on the aerospace beat. He has been covering wealth, deals and dealmakers for the publication. Darmiento joined the Times in 2015 as an assistant business editor. He previously was editor of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to that, he spent six years as managing editor of the Los Angeles […]

Ex-LA Times tech columnist Merchant joining AI Now Institute

Brian Merchant, the former technology columnist at the Los Angeles Times, is joining the AI Now Institute for a project that puts the business models of AI companies under the microscope. He will be journalist in residence. Merchant was among the layoffs at the Times, where he had been for a year, in January. Writing […]

Bloomberg hires Blakely in LA bureau

Bloomberg News has hired Lindsay Blakely to work in its Los Angeles bureau, starting next month. She previously was deputy business editor at the Los Angeles Times. Blakely previously was Inc.com’s managing editor. She also served as Inc. magazine’s Los Angeles bureau chief, keeping tabs on up-and-coming startups and the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. that call […]

Verrier named LA Times biz editor

Los Angeles Times interim executive editor Terry Tang and managing editor Hector Becerra sent out the following to the staff: We’re very happy to announce that Richard Verrier will become Business editor, effective today. In his new position, Verrier will oversee the Business department and Company Town, which will be combined into one desk. This […]

Becerra named ME of LA Times

Los Angeles Times interim executive editor Terry Tang announced Tueaday that Hector Becerra has been promoted to managing editor of The Times. Becerra will oversee daily newsgathering and editorial operations, beginning Tuesday. He will also work with Tang to examine all aspects of The Times’ report and editorial staffing as the newsroom undergoes a leadership […]

LA Times owner upset about reporting on billionaire friend

The owner of the Los Angeles Times tried to dissuade the paper’s business news desk from pursuing a story about another billionaire, report Ryan Mac, Benjamin Mullin and Katie Robertson. Mac, Mullin and Robertson report, “The incident weighed on Mr. Merida, two of the people said. The editor had already found himself at odds with the Soon-Shiong […]

Tang named interim executive editor at LA Times

Los Angeles Times executive chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong announced Thursday that he’s named Terry Tang, who currently serves as editor of the editorial page, the interim executive editor of The Times. In her new role, Tang will oversee the newsroom and the editorial page. She will immediately begin working to identify a managing editor and organize […]

Business reporter Ding among the LA Times layoffs

Business reporter Jaimie Ding was among the more than 100 laid off Tuesday at the Los Angeles Times. She had been at the Times for slightly more than two years. Before joining The Times, she wrote for the Oregonian, the Sacramento Bee, the Associated Press and Claremont Colleges newspaper, the Student Life. Ding was raised in the […]