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Tribune's Los Angeles Times Names Artley Online Chief

February 06, 2007

The Los Angeles Times, Tribune Co.'s largest newspaper, named Meredith Artley to the new post of executive editor for its Web site, latimes.com.

Artley joined the newspaper from the International Herald Tribune, where she was digital development director, the Times said today in a statement. The company also promoted technology editor Aaron Curtiss to deputy innovation editor, a new job.

Tribune put itself up for sale after being pressed for the action by the Chandler family, which once controlled the Times. That drew bids from two California billionaires, Ron Burkle and Eli Broad, who offered $34 a share. The Chandler family also offered $3.7 billion for Tribune's newspapers. Chicago-based Tribune paid $7.5 billion for Times Mirror Co. in 2000.

Shares of Tribune rose 24 cents to $30.95 at 4:02 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. They've risen 5.3 percent in the past year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ted Bunker in Boston at tbunker1@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emma Moody at emoody@Bloomberg.net.


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