LA Times Editor Russ Stanton ‘Stepping Down’

T’will be the night before the night before Christmas, and it’ll be on to something new for LA Times editor Russ Stanton, who’s stepping down at the paper effective Dec. 23.

He’ll be replaced by managing editor Davan Maharaj, reports FishbowlLA.

Maharaj will be the fifth top editor the paper has seen in seven years. He’s been with the paper since 1989 and for the past three years has worked “with Stanton to help transform The Times newsroom into a fully-staffed, 24-hour operation, delivering news across multiple platforms including digital, mobile, video and print,” the company said in a release.