Charles Crumpley, who has been the business editor at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans during hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is leaving the paper at the end of the year to become the editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, according to this post at LA Observed.
Crumpley is a SABEW board member, and he is truly one of the nice guys in the business journalism industry. He kept his staff together in New Orleans after the hurricanes despite damage to his own home, and I thought they did a great job in chronicling the business angle of the disaster. He also chronicled the week of a business editor for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center at www.businessjournalism.org.
Charlie came from Kansas City. He had been Money editor of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans since 2002. He had been business editor at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City from 1999-2002, and before that he had been the senior financial writer at The Kansas City Star. Crumpley has won four national journalism awards and he was a Fulbright scholar in 1990-91.
If you’re looking to become business editor at a metropolitan newspaper, New Orleans now has an opening.