becomes the 15th
editor of Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times
appointed Davan Maharaj
as its new editor succeeding, Russ Stanton.
Maharaj has served as managing editor for news at The Times since May 2008, overseeing the foreign, national, metro, sports and business departments.
"As Russ Stanton moves on to the next phase of his career, we are extremely fortunate to have someone as talented and experienced as Davan Maharaj who can step in immediately with energy and vision for how to continue The Times' advancement in the digital age," said The Times president and chief operating officer Kathy Thomson.
"I am humbled and honored to lead one of the most talented and resilient newsrooms," said Maharaj
, adding "We've made huge strides in getting our journalism to wide and diverse audiences across Southern California and beyond.