Trinidadian editor-in-chief Davan Maharaj is among several top editors at the Los Angeles Times who were terminated yesterday.
The firing of Maharaj and others came as the paper's corporate parent moved to install new leadership and build a team with a digital-first mindset, a number of US-based media reported yesterday.
Maharaj, a former Express journalist celebrated locally for his appointment to the helm of the prestigious US media house, has been replaced by Jim Kirk, former top editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kirk left the Sun-Times last week to join Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other regional American newspapers.
Kirk's title will be interim executive editor, and he will lead the search for a new editor in chief.