Following three months of serving as interim editor, John Arthur, has inked a deal to stay on at the Bakersfield Californian, as VP and executive editor of the paper.
“The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon in the company’s third-floor newsroom at its downtown offices on Eye Street. Richard Beene, president and chief executive officer, called Arthur “a consummate professional and the perfect person for this important job. We are thrilled to have someone of John’s background and stature leading our news organization.”‘-Bakersfield Californian
John, is the former exec. editor of the Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, he was with the San Francisco Examiner. He is also a good friend and former colleague. John, we send you our best wishes. They are lucky to have landed a journalist of your caliber. Be assured sir, you are missed here in L.A.