Michael Anastasi, managing editor of the Salt Lake City Tribune, takes over August 13 as Vice President and Executive Editor of the Los Angeles News Group. His appointment was announced today by LANG President Jack D. Klunder.
Anastasi, 46, spent 11 years as a sports editor for LANG and the Daily News before he went to Utah. He has been managing editor in Salt Lake City since 2004. No word on what, if anything, this means for Carolina Garcia, who last year had her role at the Daily News expanded to include overall editorship of the Daily Breeze and Press-Telegram.
Here's today's LANG release.
Anastasi Joins Los Angeles Newspaper Group
Michael A. Anastasi has been appointed Vice President and Executive Editor of the Los Angeles News Group with responsibilities over the News division of its nine daily newspapers and associated digital products, websites and weekly newspapers.
The appointment was announced Monday by LANG President Jack D. Klunder and is effective Aug. 13.
Anastasi, 46, has been a managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune since 2004. The Tribune, like LANG, is a division of MediaNews Group, which is managed by Digital First Media. The Tribune was one of the first newsrooms to adopt an integrated digital/print structure and is among the nation’s leaders for overall audience growth.
“Michael’s experience, demonstrated vision and leadership will greatly enhance the efforts of our company as it continues growing from a print-centric news organization to a truly multi-media company,” Klunder said.
Before moving to Salt Lake City, Anastasi had worked entirely in California, including 11 years in Los Angeles as a sports editor for LANG and the Los Angeles Daily News. He also was a reporter and editor in Northern California.
LANG serves nearly 1.5 million readers a day. Its websites have more than 5 million monthly unique visitors, its newspapers a combined Sunday circulation of more than 450,000.
As a sports journalist, Anastasi received 28 Top 10 national section, website and writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, a national organization he led as its President until June. He has received a number of other awards from national, regional and local journalism organizations, including the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Los Angeles Press Club.
He studied International Relations at the University of California, Davis, and also holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.
Michael and his wife Julie have two daughters.