S. Mitra Kalita Leaves L.A. Times For CNN

She'll serve as vp of digital programming.

S. Mitra Kalita has left the Los Angeles Times to join CNN as vp of digital programming, a new role at the company.

Kalita most recently served as the L.A. Times’ managing editor. She previously served as Quartz’s executive editor.

“What you really need to know about Mitra is that she is an admired and inspiring leader, a journalist’s journalist in the most modern of ways,” wrote CNN senior vp and editor in chief Meredith Artley, in a memo to staffers. “She is a champion for stories and people that make an impact, for diversity in its many forms and for creativity and experimentation. She’s going to be a phenomenal leader and partner for CNN’s people and teams worldwide.”