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Veteran journalist Hector Becerra has been appointed as the managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, making him the highest ranking Latino editor in the publication's long history. This appointment comes as the newsroom has faced significant challenges, including layoffs, strikes, and high-level departures. Becerra, who has been with the paper for almost 25 years, is known for his commitment to journalism and dedication to the publication. His appointment is seen as a move to stabilize the newsroom and focus on the issues that matter to readers.
"His ability to lead through change and ensure that we're focusing our resources on the issues and stories that matter most to our readers is precisely what we will need to meet the challenges now."