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EXECUTIVE TEAM AND MASTHEAD
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Patrick Soon-Shiong – Executive Chairman
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is the executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español and other publications under the California Times.
EXECUTIVE TEAM
Chris Argentieri is president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, overseeing all the business operations of The Times.
Nancy Antoniou is the chief human resources officer for the California Times, which includes The Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
Anna Magzanyan is Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman and Head of Strategy and Revenue for the Los Angeles Times.
Ghalib Kassam is chief information officer for the California Times, which includes the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune and their community and lifestyle publications in Southern California.
Ben Gerst is the chief technology officer of the Los Angeles Times, overseeing product, design and engineering for digital platforms.
Joshua Brandau is chief marketing officer of the California Times, comprised of the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and a portfolio of community and lifestyle publications.
Russell Sakamoto is the chief accounting officer of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, responsible for financial planning, administration and operations.
Jeff Glasser is general counsel of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
Jeff Balbien is the vice president of engineering for the Los Angeles Times, leading the development and modernization of the tools, services and infrastructure powering the newspaper’s digital platforms.
Hillary Manning is the vice president of communications, overseeing media relations and corporate communications for the Los Angeles Times.
MASTHEAD
Kevin Merida is the executive editor of the Los Angeles Times. He took the helm of the largest newsgathering organization in the West in June 2021 and oversees the newsroom as well as Times Community News and Los Angeles Times en Español.
Shani Hilton is the managing editor for new initiatives at the Los Angeles Times. She is responsible for driving the L.A. Times’ efforts to expand its journalism and to foster a newsroom culture of aggressive, organic experimentation with form and approach.
As managing editor, Scott Kraft oversees the Los Angeles Times newsroom, including Sports, the Washington, D.C., bureau, Column One, enterprise, investigations and Sports.
As Los Angeles Times managing editor, Kimi Yoshino oversees California, Business and lifestyle coverage, as well as photo, design, the News Desk, Audience Engagement, the Data and Graphics departments and Los Angeles Times en Español.
As deputy managing editor, Shelby Grad oversees all California and Metro coverage for the Los Angeles Times.
As creative director, Amy King oversees a unified print and digital design group of story designers, art directors and layout editors, building on The Times’ rich design legacy. As deputy managing editor for features, she oversees lifestyle coverage including travel, plants and Image.
As deputy managing editor for entertainment and strategy at the Los Angeles Times, Julia Turner runs coverage of culture and the entertainment industry.
Christian Stone is executive Sports editor at the Los Angeles Times.
John Canalis works with editorial and finance to execute the editorial budget and serves as a liaison with the business side to develop and fine-tune initiatives that generate new revenue.
As assistant managing editor for culture and talent, Angel Jennings oversees the Los Angeles Times’ Metpro and internship programs. She also works closely with HR and department heads to advance the company’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
Loree Matsui was named assistant managing editor for multiplatform editing in November 2018.
Samantha Melbourneweaver is the assistant managing editor for audience at the Los Angeles Times where she oversees social media, off-platform content sharing, SEO, comment and community, and a team of audience engagement editors.
Terry Tang is the acting Editorial Page editor. She was named Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion editor in December 2020. She joined The Times in July 2019 as a deputy op-ed editor after two years at the ACLU.
Mariel Garza is the deputy editor of the editorial page.

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