5 a.m., April 16
U-T Names Online Specialist as Editor
The Union-Tribune today (Feb. 11) named Jeff Light as editor, replacing Karin Winner, who retired at the end of last year. Light has been with Freedom Communications, publisher of the Orange County Register, since 1993. He was most recently vice president of interactive. Earlier, he was in charge of the newspaper's website. Light, who has an MBA from the University of California at Irvine, said, "My goal is to focus on quality journalism inside the evolving multi-media environment." Freedom Communications filed for bankruptcy in September. Because of a recent agreement among the company, unsecured creditors and lenders, it may be able to emerge in March.