Sep 10, 2009

Comings and Goings (and Scares)

The Los Angeles Daily News has hired sports writer Jon Gold to takeover the UCLA beat at the newspaper. He replaces Brian Dohn, who left the paper in August for New Jersey. Word is that the Daily News put off hiring a replacement for Dodgers writer Tony Jackson, who was laid off in May.

Speaking of the Daily News, the paper's offices were evacuated today because of a bomb scare. An inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center said claimed he'd hidden explosive around the building.

The Pasadena Star-News newsroom is down a reporter. Robert Hong, who covered cities and cops for the paper, resigned last week to travel in Europe. The paper has yet to hire a replacement.

Both the Star-News and Daily News are part of Dean Singleton's Los Angeles Newspaper Group.


Anonymous said...

Never take chances with a bomb scare. Safe rather than sorry. However, it probably didn't take long for the evacuation. Can't be more than 50 people in the building.

Anonymous said...

Many moons ago there was a series of bomb scares at the SGV office but that was likely an "inside" job. I'm not to only one who suspected a certain individual in production.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Jon Gold. He's talented and busts his butt, and happened to be at the right place at the right time.
Best of luck,
Bitter/jealous laid off LANG staffer who's still happy for the kid.