OLD Media Moves

Former NYT biz editor Ingrassia joining Los Angeles Times

January 7, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Larry IngrassiaBusiness journalist Larry Ingrassia, a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal senior editor, is joining the Los Angeles Times as associate editor focusing on new ventures, writes Tiffany Hsu of the Los Angeles paper.

Hsu writes, “Ingrassia said he hopes to nurture an ‘entrepreneurial’ mind-set that will keep The Times innovative.

“‘Larry is going to help us create new products, new ideas, new ventures at an editorial standard that is consistent with all our brand stands for,’ said Austin Beutner, publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times. ‘He’ll take his set of experiences across all forms of journalism.’

“Ingrassia led the New York Times’ Business Day section from 2004 until 2012, overseeing a staff of more than 100 reporters and editors. He helped guide coverage that won five Pulitzer Prizes and built the successful financial news portal DealBook and technology blog Bits. Before he retired from the New York Times last month, Ingrassia served as deputy managing editor, collaborating with the publication’s business side on digital products and initiatives.

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, described Ingrassia as the kind of editor ‘reporters were dying to work for.’

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