Sitrick inks former LAT combatant

In 2002, crisis PR mogul Michael Sitrick and Cardinal Roger Mahony met with Times editors trying to squash an investigation of the archdiocese by then-reporter Glenn Bunting. Today, Bunting joined Sitrick & Co. The former deputy business editor for entertainment and technology — and supervising editor of the Timesí Washington Bureau investigative unit — took the recent LAT buyout. The release on Bunting from Sitrick mentions that they met during coverage of the archdiocese, and also lists some of the other former journalists now working at Sitrick's agency:

Bunting joins a cadre of other former journalists at Sitrick such as Seth Faison, a former reporter and Shanghai Bureau Chief for the New York Times and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times; Jason Booth, former economics correspondent for the Wall Street Journal; Lew Phelps, another former Journal staffer; Tammy Taylor, an Emmy winning former broadcast journalist, and Tony Knight, a veteran broadcast journalist and former City Editor for the L.A. Daily News.

Not mentioned is former WSJ columnist John Lippman (or Ross Johnson, formerly of the Daily Journal, Hollywood Reporter and elsewhere.) Bunting will "work directly with Mike Sitrick, the firmís founder and chairman on a wide variety of client matters," the release says. At the Times, Bunting was one of the senior staffers who was detailed early on to last year's Spring Street Project looking into ways of reinventing the paper.


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