List of Los Angeles Times publishers

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The publisher of the Los Angeles Times is Timothy Ryan, who was appointed to the position in September of 2015 following the firing of former publisher Austin Beutner.[1] The publisher is typically a newspaper's top executive, similar in function to the job of corporate chief executive officer. Sometimes, though, a newspaper's publisher is a corporation or a company, and that was the case for decades with the Times, which listed its "publisher" as the Times-Mirror Company. The person responsible for operating the newspaper was officially called the president and general manager,[2] but he was casually referred to as the publisher.[3]

The official list of past publishers offered by the Times in both print and electronic versions begins with Harrison Gray Otis in 1882,[4] but Otis never held that title officially. Indeed, he was not even the first executive to guide the newspaper.

The list below includes all the people who could be considered the chief executive officer of the newspaper.[5]

Early days[edit]

None of these people used the title of publisher.

Harrison Gray Otis[edit]

The dates of service are those given in the masthead of the Times.[4]

Chandler family[edit]


Tribune Company[edit]


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