OLD Media Moves

LA Times biz editor promoted to deputy managing editor

July 9, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Kimi Yoshino

Kimi Yoshino, the business editor of the Los Angeles Times, has been promoted to deputy managing editor of the paper in a new newsroom executive structure.

Meg James of the Times writes, “Also promoted was Kimi Yoshino, 46, who has served as business editor for the last four years. She becomes deputy managing editor, overseeing sports, business, arts, entertainment and lifestyle coverage. In the last few months, Yoshino also was in charge of the newspaper’s digital report. She worked as an editor in Metro and as a reporter, joining the paper’s Orange County edition in 2000.

“‘I have come to recognize Kimi’s innate sense of fairness,’ Pearlstine said in the memo. ‘She makes tough decisions look easy. I also appreciate her ability to create an environment that encourages collaboration and great journalism.’

“Yoshino, who grew up in Modesto, attracted attention in January, when she was suspended by a previous editor, a move that prompted an outcry from the newsroom, which quickly mobilized in support of her.”

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