Ross Levinsohn named to head L.A. Times

Ross Levinsohn

Ross Levinsohn

Ross Levinsohn, the new chief executive officer and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is a former interim CEO and head of Global Media at Yahoo! and a former president of Fox Interactive Media.

“Ross is a visionary and innovative executive who is the ideal person to lead the Los Angeles Times into its next stage of growth. We believe his longstanding ties to Southern California and passion for news, coupled with his deep experience in technology and media, make him uniquely qualified to accelerate our growth across the entire company,” Justin C. Dearborn, tronc’s CEO and director, said in a news release issued by The Times’ parent company, Chicago-based tronc, Inc.

Davan Maharaj, The Times’ editor and publisher since 2016, has left the company. Jim Kirk, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, is interim executive editor.

Also departing The Times are Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin, Deputy Managing Editor for Digital Megan Garvey and Assistant Managing Editor of Investigations Matt Doig, The Times reports.

“The Los Angeles Times is a beacon of journalism and one of the most important voices in media, and I am honored and humbled to lead this world-class media enterprise,” Levinsohn said in the news release. “I look forward to working with the talented teams to expand our footprint, advance tronc’s digital transformation and further cement our role as a trusted source of news and information.”