Philip Bruce, news director at Channel 28's "Life and Times" program, takes over as supervising editor for California at NPR West, the Culver City operation of National Public Radio. He starts Aug. 16, the L.A. Business Journal reports. Bruce has overseen the news side of "Life & Times" since 2001, after reporting as a correspondent for two years. He used to be a reporter for Channel 5's "News at Ten."
Also in the LABJ: Pat Maio takes stock of CityBeat now that the paper is a year old, and notes that "everything at [owner Southland Publishing] is done with a healthy dose of fear that its rival, the 800-pound gorilla LA Weekly, is not far behind." Southland has moved its offices in with CityBeat on the Miracle Mile, and replaced the paper's first publisher, Rick Haelig, with ex-New Times publisher Charles Gerencser. Also, Los Angeles is getting a new upscale magazine, Privilege, planned for a fall launch with backers that include John Palmer of Le Dome.