Carolina García is the new Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Daily News, the newspaper’s publisher announced today. She moves to L.A. after 5 years as Executive Editor of The Monterey County Herald, a 35,000-circulation paper. She was previously the managing editor of the San Antonio Express-News from 1998 to 2003.
She replaces Executive Editor Ron Kaye, who resigned Friday. In a D.N. article, she says her priorities will be on local news and continuing the newspaper’s watchdog role: “The energy and passion and commitment to the community is not going to change.”
Carolina will be taking over a newspaper that is trying to evolve into a multimedia news source, as newspaper subscribers decline and readers migrate to online news sites. The challenge will be accomplishing those goals with less staff.
Just last month, the 150,000-circulation Daily News laid off 100 employees, including reporters, photographers, editors and library and clerical staffers.