EW’s Josh Rottenberg Joins the LA Times

As of today, LA Times film editor Rich Nordwind has a talented new charge: Josh Rottenberg. The former EW staffer started today as senior film reporter, presumably to fill the void left by the departure of John Horn for KPCC.

LATimes-LogoRottenberg had been with EW for a long time before being let go this spring. From today’s LAT memo:

Josh also contributed frequently to EW.com. When big news broke and deadlines were short, Josh was someone to whom editors turned to deliver spot-on copy, including the cover story on Heath Ledger’s death, which was assigned to Josh just a few hours before the magazine was put to bed.

The LA-based Rottenberg, a Harvard grad, started his career at Premiere magazine and has also worked as a contributing editor for US Weekly. His arrival follows a number of other recent LAT entertainment section changes.

Earlier this month, Carolina Miranda came on board to cover the intersection of arts and pop culture; in April, Joe Bel Bruno moved from the paper’s Business section to Company Town; similarly, Craig Nakano came over last December from the Home section to assume the post of Calendar assistant editor.