By: E&P Staff
Los Angeles Times Investigations Editor Vernon Loeb will join the Philadelphia Inquirer next month to serve as metropolitan editor.
In a memo to staff first posted on the Romenesko media news site, deputy managing editor Carl Lavin recalled Loebs previous 15-year stint at the paper where he covered the Tiananmen Square riots and the first Gulf War. Since then, in addition to his time at the LA Times, Loeb also worked as a reporter at the Washington Post where he covered the Pentagon and the CIA.
“I have had the good fortune to join with Vernon in long conversations about our newsrooms, about the power of the web, about the Philadelphia metro area and about journalism that sets the agenda for a region,” said Lavin in the memo. “Work he edited from Los Angeles ended up as Pulitzer finalists and winning shelves of other national awards. More important than that, Vernon is passionate about quality journalism and he knows how to work with other talented journalists to help them accomplish their best work.”