New LA Times sports editor

Earlier this month Randy Harvey left his position as sports editor of the LAT to become associate editor. Monday it was announced that deputy sports editor Mike James was being promoted to the vacant post. From Russ Stanton’s memo:

Mike has been instrumental in maintaining our award-winning Sports section in print while expanding its reach to the Web and beyond. He was an early convert to working in other media, having spent 2000 to 2002 as coordinating producer for and then on the television side as executive editor of Fox Sports Net. Mike has drawn on those experiences in managing the ongoing transition of The Times’ Sports section to a multimedia operation.

Read the full memo here.