Longtime New York Times editor Sewell Chan will be joining the Los Angeles Times as a deputy managing editor, the paper announced on Monday. He will report the the paper’s top editor Norman Pearlstine, who took over the reins of the California broadsheet in June.
“Sewell Chan has distinguished himself as a skilled and thoughtful editor and a collaborative and caring colleague,” said Pearlstine in a statement. “He will play an important leadership role while making us smarter and faster.”
Chan has spent the last 14 years at the New York Times, most recently as international news editor. He previously served as a reporter, deputy editor of the op-ed page and as a London-based editor managing breaking news coverage from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.