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Media Watch: Los Angeles Times Makes Changes at Calendar, Business

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 21, 2012 at 12:02PM

The Los Angeles Times has named veteran LAT business editor John Corrigan as Assistant Managing Editor for Arts & Entertainment, succeeding Sallie Hofmeister, while ex-LA Weekly and Slake editor Laurie Ochoa returns to the LAT as A&E Editor, joining her husband Jonathan Gold, who recently joined the LAT as restaurant critic.
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Laurie Ochoa
Laurie Ochoa

The Los Angeles Times has named veteran LAT business editor John Corrigan as Assistant Managing Editor for Arts & Entertainment, succeeding Sallie Hofmeister, while ex-LA Weekly and Slake editor Laurie Ochoa returns to the LAT as A&E Editor, joining her husband Jonathan Gold, who recently joined the LAT as restaurant critic.

In an internal email from editor Davan Maharaj wrote: "Today, I'm announcing a new leadership team for one of the most important journalistic franchises at the Los Angeles Times."

TV critic and author Mary McNamara will be senior culture editor.

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Thompson on Hollywood

Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.