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Former L.A. Times Editor-in-Chief to help lead Southern California operations
LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G.F.BUNTING+CO, a California-based strategic communications firm, announced today the hiring of Russ Stanton, the former editor of the Los Angeles Times and VP of Content for Southern California Public Radio.
"When we began our search for a world-class journalist to help guide our expansion in Southern California, Russ was at the top of our wish list," said President Glenn F. Bunting. "We are thrilled and fortunate to have him aboard."
Stanton is joining G.F.BUNTING+CO effective immediately.
"I looked at several opportunities and this new role at G.F.BUNTING+CO. was the perfect fit,'' said Russ Stanton. "The clients and work are fascinating. Most importantly, I'll be working alongside former colleagues and longtime friends as we help clients navigate the changing media landscape."
Stanton has more than three decades of editing and business reporting experience in Southern California. Most recently, he oversaw the award-winning newsroom of 89.3 KPCC, the second-largest public radio station in the nation. Under his leadership, KPCC expanded broadcast, digital, mobile and live-events programming.
Stanton served as editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times from 2008 to 2011, capping a 30-year career in newspapers. At The Times, he led a rapid expansion of its online news report and the restructuring and integration of its Internet operation with the print newsroom.
During Stanton's tenure as editor, The Times won three Pulitzer Prizes, including the Gold Medal for Public Service.
G.F.BUNTING+CO is a boutique communications firm with operations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Portland. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, major universities, technology start-ups, resort hotels, CEOs, athletes and celebrities. The firm provides clients a wide range of services from litigation support and digital media consulting to reputation management and media training.
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