Feb 25, 2019 / in Media Blog / by Anna Marevska

The New York Times has hired  Zolan Kanno-Youngs as a correspondent covering homeland security and immigration and border issues. He will be located in the Washington bureau and starts Feb. 25.  Kanno-Youngs comes from The Wall Street Journal, where he spent the last five years covering law enforcement. Prior to that, he was a sports and metro reporter at the Boston Globe. 

Bill Owens has been promoted to executive producer of CBS's "60 Minutes," succeeding Jeff Fager. Owens is only the third EP in the show's history, and has been the leader of the program since Fager was ousted in September 2018. Owens has been with CBS since the 1990s and has worked as a producer across multiple programs. 

The Los Angeles Times has announced multiple additions and promotions across Page One, Metro and the Foreign/National Desks:

  • Mary Ann Meek has been promoted to senior editor and will focus on A1 and top stories. She was most recently the deputy metro editor, and has been an editor at the LA Times for 25 years,
  • Steve Marble is now the obituaries editor, upped from assistant editor on the Foreign Desk. He has been with the LA Times since 1999 and and spent time at the Orange County edition as well as the city desk in L.A.
  • Anita Chabria has joined the Sacramento, California bureau as enterprise reporter. She comes from The Sacramento Bee where she served as assistant managing editor for  news and investigations since 2016. 
  • Paul Feldman has returned to the LA Times as assistant editor on the Foreign/National Desk. He started at the paper in 1983 and went on to become an assistant Metro editor, deputy Metro editor and assistant Foreign editor before leaving in late 2015.
  • Stuart Leavenworth has joined as assistant Metro editor. He comes from the McClatchy Washington, D.C., bureau, where he was a national correspondent covering environment, science, energy, climate change and Asian affairs. 
  • Richard Martin joined the LA Times as assistant Metro editor. He was most recently with the Baltimore Sun, where he has been senior editor for criminal justice and education since 2014 and guided the paper’s coverage of the death of Freddie Gray and its aftermath. 
  • Michael Ordoña, a longtime LA Times freelancer, has joined as a reporter on The Envelope. He has written for the section for 12 years and has covered film, television and music – with special interests in awards season, the Marvel Comics Universe and animation.
  • Richard Read has joined the paper as Seattle correspondent. He was most recently one of three members of an investigative team at NerdWallet, uncovering student-loan debt-relief scams. Before that, he spent more than two decades at the Oregonian. 
  • Alice Short has returned to the paper as senior editor/Column One. She spent seven years as assistant managing editor for features, overseeing travel, books, fashion, food, home and health, before her departure in January 2016 to work as a freelance writer.


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