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Thompson of 'LA Times' Splitting for 'NY Times' DC Bureau

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Thompson of 'LA Times' Splitting for 'NY Times' DC Bureau

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Marilyn Thompson, who has served as national investigative editor for the Los Angeles Times for just over a year, is leaving the paper to join The New York Times as a reporter in the paper's Washington bureau, according to a memo from Los Angeles Times D.C. Bureau Chief Doyle McManus.

Former L.A. Times Editor Dean Baquet now heads up the D.C. presence for The New York Times.

The memo, first posted on the Poynter.org Romenesko Web site, says that Thompson has "midwifed fruitful collaborations among investigators and beat reporters. She has taught us a lot about doing high-impact investigations quickly and well. We will miss her dearly."

Thompson, a former reporter and editor at The Washington Post, has also served as editor of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader.

McManus' full memo is posted below:

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I am sorry to announce that Marilyn Thompson will be leaving us next month to become a reporter in the Washington Bureau of the New York Times. …

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