Mr. Maharaj had been named publisher in 2016 in addition to his role as.
Maharaj has been replaced by Ross Levinsohn, 54, a veteran media executive who worked at Fox and served as interim chief of Yahoo, who was named publisher and chief executive.
Tronc CEO Justin Dearborn said in an announcement that he wants to "accelerate our growth across the entire company", not shrink the publication. He is expected to work with Levinsohn in the search for a permanent editor-in-chief.
LA Times Shakeup: Publisher, Editors Fired As Paper Refocuses Brand On DC Reporting
Four top editors at the were terminated on Monday morning, including editor and publisher Davan Maharaj, the paper announced.
"While still cranking out high-quality journalism, the paper hasn't been able to keep pace with better-resourced rivals on the East Coast, including the New York Times and the Washington Post", the report said. "Ross isn't coming in to manage further downsizing", Dearborn says; "we have more to offer". Levinsohn previously served as interim CEO of Yahoo Inc, and developed digital strategy for Fox's entertainment properties as president of Fox Interactive Media when it was part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. "We have global ambitions for this brand, and I believe the Los Angeles Times has the potential to further expand and deepen its societal and cultural impact regionally, nationally and around the world". "I am excited about our people, I am proud of our ability to attract world-class talent and I am energized by our ability to transform and grow".
More cuts at the Los Angeles Times: Editor, other esteemed staff out!