Platinum Equity portfolio company the San Diego Union-Tribune named Jeff Light to take the reins as the newspaper’s top editor. Light brings almost three decades of journalism experience to the Union-Tribune and is known for pushing newspapers toward online innovation.
Before joining the Union-Tribune, Light was with The Orange County Register where he was Vice President of Interactive and oversaw the paper’s Web sites, which doubled in traffic and audience in the past two years. At the Union-Tribune, he will be Vice President and Editor.
Union-Tribune President and Publisher Ed Moss said Light was chosen because of his energy, multimedia innovation, commitment to quality, and experience in print and online journalism. Former editor Karin Winner retired in December 2009. She held the post for 15 years and was with the newspaper for 34 years.