Former L.A. Times Editor Russ Stanton Named VP/Content At KPCC
January 25, 2012 at 3:55 AM (PT)
Former LOS ANGELES TIMES Editor RUSS STANTON is joining SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES as VP/Content. STANTON, who left the TIMES on DECEMBER 23rd after four years as EDITOR and 14 years overall with the paper, will join KPCC on FEBRUARY 6th.
"I am very excited to be joining the staff of my favorite radio station and in particular a newsroom that's growing and an organization that's fairly down the path of developing a sustainable business model to produce high-quality" journalism, STANTON said in an interview with the station.
"He really has some strong insights on how to expand digital audiences," said station Pres./CEO BILL DAVIS. "That was something I thought complemented the skill set we already have here at SCPR. We have a lot of people with strong broadcast backgrounds. He comes with a strong digital background."