L.A. Observed: Wasserman Resigns

wasser.jpgL. A. Observed reports that Steve Wasserman told his staff on Friday that he is resigning as editor of the LA Times Book Review Sunday supplement:

Sources at the L.A. Times confirm the buzz that Steve Wasserman is out as editor of the LAT Book Review. There since 1996, he informed his staff on Friday, after having a discussion with editor John Carroll about his independence. Wasserman has been known to be unhappy about the level of scrutiny he receives from Deputy Managing Editor John Montorio and Associate Editor of Features Tim Rutten. Wasserman is out of the building until Wednesday; his last day officially is said to be May 13.

Who will don the White Suit next? No word…