Veteran newspaper executive Larry Kline has been named publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group.
Kline, 58, of Atlanta, is scheduled to assume his new post March 19. He succeeds Ron L. Wood, who left in January to become president and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership.
The Brooklyn, N.Y., native, has held senior positions in marketing and advertising at several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Palm Beach Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also served as executive vice president and general manager of the Austin American-Statesman.
“He was chosen because of his experience in business, his understanding of the marketplace and his reputation in terms of his management with people,” said John C. McKeon, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, of which the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group is a division.
Kline most recently worked as an industry consultant.
The San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group includes the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News, the Highlander weeklies and several Internet sites.