Los Angeles Times Names Lewis DVorkin as New Editor-in-Chief

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The Los Angeles Times has tapped Forbes Media’s Lewis DVorkin as its new editor-in-chief and veteran entertainment executive Mickie Rosen as its president.

D’Vorkin and Rosen will report to Los Angeles Times Media Group CEO and publisher Ross Levinsohn.

“Lewis is one of the most transformational editors and digital innovators in the media industry and is exceptionally qualified to lead the evolution of the Los Angeles Times newsroom,” Levinsohn said in a statement. “He knows how to build a competitive, sustainable media business with global clout while preserving the highest standards of journalistic integrity.”

In addition to Forbes, DVorkin also worked at the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Newsweek.

“I am honored to be joining a newsroom that is producing some of the best journalism available anywhere, at a time when trusted news sources are vitally needed,” D’Vorkin said. “The Los Angeles Times is part of the fabric of a diverse, culturally rich, and influential region, and I look forward to working with its talented journalists to capitalize on this unique position by expanding its coverage, driving further innovation, and growing its global influence.”

Rosen will lead day-to-day operations and have oversight of product development, design, engineering, digital marketing, and data analytics across Tronc, the Times’ corporate parent, and business development across Los Angeles Times Media Group.

“Mickie is one of the most gifted and talented executives in our space, and her track record running global media businesses ranging from Yahoo! to Fox’s digital entertainment division to building early stage consumer internet companies makes her exceptionally qualified to drive our business forward,” Levinsohn added.

Four of the newspaper’s top editors were ousted in August — editor and publisher Davan Maharaj, managing editor Marc Duvoisin, deputy editor for digital Megan Garvey, and assistant managing editor of investigations Matt Doig — after controversy following the publication of an investigation into USC medical school’s former dean. Levinsohn was later appointed as publisher.