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Channel 5 moving into Times, editor says

I finally listened to the whole interview that Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton gave the Daily Sundial at Cal State Northridge, linked in Monday's Morning Buzz. He drops a nice local media tidbit: at least some of the KTLA news staff will apparently be moving from the station's longtime Hollywood home (in the former Warner Bros. studio on Sunset) to the Times building downtown. Stanton told interviewer Bradley Wilcox:

I'm really excited about Channel 5 is supposed to move into our building next year. We're going to be side by side, duking it out with covering news and Southern California with them. And I think that will yield some really cool new ways of telling the stories.

The Times buildings across the street from City Hall have lots of under-used space since the corporate offices left for Chicago. That shift, plus layoffs and out-sourcing, have reduced the L.A. staff by thousands from its peak. The former Times Mirror executive suites are rented out now for movie shoots.


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