Sports editor named at L.A. Times

I mentioned in last night's ESPN item that the Times was about to name a new editor for sports. It's Mike James, a veteran of the LAT's sports desk. The memo has just gone up. He left the paper for the same year I also jumped to the Internet, but James opted to return to the ink-stained halls after two years. From the memo:

He was an early convert to working in other media, having spent 2000 to 2002 as coordinating producer for and then on the television side as executive editor of Fox Sports Net. Mike has drawn on those experiences in managing the ongoing transition of The Times’ Sports section to a multimedia operation....

Of course, no announcement involving Sports would be complete without a statistic, so here’s this: Mike is only the seventh editor of The Times’ Sports section since 1928.

Whole memo is at the LAT's Readers Representative blog.

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