Bel Bruno is formerly of The Wall Street Journal
Joe Bel Bruno has been named the new editor of Company Town.
Bel Bruno has been deputy business editor at the Los Angeles Times for nearly three years, directing coverage of financial markets.
Before joining The Times, Bel Bruno ran markets coverage for the Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. He was a reporter at the Associated Press in New York, where he anchored coverage of the financial crisis. Bel Bruno spent three years in London as senior correspondent for Knight Ridder Financial/Bridge News.
As Company Town editor, Bel Bruno will lead a team of Hollywood news and business reporters. He succeeds Charles Fleming in the role, who moves to a new assignment in Business writing on autos, motorcycles and green energy. Fleming joined The Times in 2011.
Last week, Megan Garvey was promoted to LA Times deputy managing editor, Digital. In her new position, Garvey will create and direct a real-time news desk that will help the company break news online quicker, as well as reaching digital audiences more effectively.