The Times moved quickly to fill the job vacated recently by Alice Short. But now they need a new media editor:
To: The Staff
From: John Montorio, Associate Editor
Lennie LaGuire, Deputy Features Editor
We're happy to announce that Daily Calendar has a new leader--a strong, personable editor capable both of guiding the section to new heights and of making the trip there a lot of fun. We're speaking, of course, of Rich Nordwind, whose unique combination of strong Calendar experience, wide-ranging tastes and openness to new and creative forms of coverage make him the obvious choice for the job. Rich has an insider's appreciation of the hard work that goes into making the daily section, along with a firm grasp of its incredible potential. He also has a good feeling for that delicate balance between news and features, entertainment, arts and style, that gives the section a distinctive energy. In other words, we're in good hands.
Since coming to The Times in 1998, Rich has served as deputy Sunday Calendar editor, film editor, style editor and media editor. Before that, he worked at the Orange County Register for eight years, most of them as an entertainment editor for the paper's Show section. He's a Herald Examiner alum, as well; he joined the Her-Ex in 1979 and worked there as a reporter and editor on its copy and city desks until the paper's demise in 1989.
Rich has two children in college. He lives in Beverlywood with his wife, Karen, a psychologist in Beverly Hills.
For the moment, Rich also will continue as media editor. But that's a superhuman load for anyone--even with the able assistance of Lee Margulies as deputy daily Calendar editor, and Maria Russo and Elena Howe on TV and publishing. So we will be posting that position, along with a number of others in the Calendar area, shortly. Meanwhile, please give Rich all of your support as he takes on this latest endeavor.