Reuters Welcomes More L.A. Times Vets

Brian Thevenot and Lisa Girion start today.

A year after Sue Horton moved from the Los Angeles Times opinion section to Reuters, two more former newspaper colleagues have joined her at the wire service’s L.A. office. Both start today.

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Brian Thevenot was previously the paper’s deputy business editor and assistant business editor, while Lisa Girion served most recently as an investigative reporter. From the recent Thomson Reuters memo shared by Talking Biz News:

Before the L.A. Times, Brian was business editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, assistant managing editor of the Texas Tribune and both special projects editor and assistant city editor at the Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

As a Times-Picayune reporter, Brian played a key role in the newspaper’s two Pulitzer Prizes for Hurricane Katrina coverage, in breaking news and public service…

Lisa was also at the Los Angeles Daily News for nine years, where she was city editor, directing coverage and managing reporters and editors in Los Angeles, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. She also held the positions of features editor and assistant city editor after starting as a general assignment reporter.

She helped direct the Daily News’ coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which left the paper without a newsroom for several days, and had unprecedented interviews inside San Quentin with condemned prisoners in advance of California’s first execution in a quarter of a century.

Both Thevenot and Girion took the recent LAT/Tribune Publishing buyout offer. As a side note, the December memo from Thomson Reuters Americas deputy editor Martin Howell also mentions the names of both reporters’ canines. For the record, these journalist best friends answer to, respectively, Peanut and Bonzer.
 
[Photos via: @ReutersThevenot, @lisagirion]