There's a new trickle of newsroom exits going on at the Los Angeles Times. On Friday, the same day that editor Davan Maharaj announced that entertainment editor Sallie Hofmeister would be moving on, former Denver bureau chief Nicholas Riccardi sent his colleagues a nice if brief newsroom farewell.
From: Riccardi, Nicholas
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 4:10 PM
Today’s my last day at the LA Times. It’s been a wonderful ride. I’ve had the privilege of working with so many of the best journalists – and people – in the business. That was true on my first day, June 13, 1994 (when we reported the discovery of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s bodies) and it is true on June 15, 2012.
Keep in touch.
All the best,
Riccardi, who filled in recently as the Times' interim bureau chief in Sacramento, says he's headed back to Denver but can't talk yet about any future career plans. Separately, a high-profile LA Times writer is also whispered to be part way out of the door. Reached today, the writer could only say to stay tuned: "I honestly don't know yet what, exactly, my status will be in the coming weeks."
Oops, fixed the editor's name up top.
Previously on LA Observed: Read the memo on Sallie Hofmeister