L.A. Times Names New President of Its National Edition

Posted on March 31, 1999

The Los Angeles Times has named veteran journalist Maryanne McNellis to be president of the newspaper's daily National Edition. Ms. McNellis is responsible for all business operations of The Times' National Edition, which is distributed everyday throughout California and Nevada and on the East Coast.

"Maryanne brings a wealth of newspaper experience to The Times, both in the newsroom and on the business side," said Robert G. Magnuson, senior vice president, regions. "We have had tremendous response to our National Edition since we introduced it in October, and we expect to continue growing. Maryanne will provide the key leadership skills and vision to make the Edition even more successful."

Ms. McNellis held several key positions over the past eight years at Canada's Financial Post, including vice president/news and editorial director. She was editor of Adweek magazine from 1985 to 1989 and was the founding editor of Investor's Business Daily. Earlier in her career, she served as Pacific Basin Bureau manager, Canadian Bureau manager and Los Angeles correspondent for Business Week. A Southern California native, she holds a bachelor's degree from Scripps College and a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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