Pulitzer Prize Winner Tim Rutten Finds a New Home

Last week, we told you about the hiring of former LA Times environmental reporter Margot Roosevelt by the Orange County Register. Today, there is news of another LAT veteran being snapped up by a SoCal media rival. In this case, it involves a Spring Street alum with many more years of service at that august publication.

Per this afternoon’s announcement:

In his new column, which will appear in print on Sundays and on the Los Angeles News Group (LANG) newspapers’ websites, veteran news analyst Tim Rutten (pictured) will put the issues that matter most to Southern Californians into focus for our readers.

Rutten has spent nearly 50 years writing about and analyzing Southern California as a reporter, critic and columnist. During his 40 years at the Los Angeles Times, he became one of Los Angeles’ most widely read commentators and twice was a member of teams that received the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of breaking news.

The Rutten hire is a huge boost for the LANG chain, whose daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Daily News, the Pasadena Star-News, the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the San Bernardino Sun. FishbowlLA looks forward to reading his first piece this weekend.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Tim Rutten ‘Surprised But Not Shocked’ by LA Times Layoff
Tim Rutten Interviews Rile LA Times

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.