LOS ANGELES — In an announcement made by Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine on July 9, the newspaper’s new leadership team will include Kimi Yoshino, who has been promoted to deputy managing editor.
Yoshino, 46, who has served as the newspaper’s business editor for the past four years, will now oversee arts, business, entertainment and lifestyle and the sports sections.
In a memo released by the Times, Pearlstine said, “I have come to recognize Kimi’s innate sense of fairness. 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, Calif., joined the newspaper’s Orange County edition in 2000 and worked as a Metro editor and reporter. For the past few months, she also was in charge of the newspaper’s digital report.
Also named to the Times’ new leadership team were Scott Kraft, managing editor, and Kris Viesselman, chief transformation editor and creative director. They join Deputy Managing Editor Colin Crawford and Editor of the Editorial Pages Nick Goldberg.
In addition to Yoshino, all editors will report to Pearlstine.
Last month, new owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong acquired the California Times news group, which includes the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, from Chicago newspaper company Tronc.