Former LA Times editor to head Daily Variety

Former Los Angeles Times editor Leo Wolinsky has been named editor of Daily Variety.

Variety Group editor Tim Gray announced Wolinsky's hiring Tuesday.

Wolinsky will be responsible for editorial content in the New York and Los Angeles print editions in the newly created position.

He spent 31 years at the Times and rose from reporter to managing editor and executive editor.

Wolinsky supervised coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake, helping the Times earn two Pulitzer Prizes. Before his departure last year, he was associate editor of features and entertainment coverage.

Wolinsky will begin his new job in January.

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