Southern California Public Radio Names Russ Stanton Content Vice President

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Former Los Angeles Times editor to oversee SCPR’s news and information service.

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) announced today that Russ Stanton has joined the company as vice president of content. Stanton served as editor and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Times from 2008 until late last year. In his new role, Stanton will be responsible for improving the quality and extending the reach of SCPR’s public service journalism in radio, digital platforms and live events.

“We’re very excited to have Russ join our team,” said SCPR president Bill Davis. “As a news organization, all of us here have great respect for the Los Angeles Times—and admiration for the work Russ did there during his tenure as editor. Hiring Russ reflects SCPR’s commitment to providing the highest quality journalism and to creating a public forum to debate the most important issues of the day.” Under Stanton’s leadership, the Los Angeles Times won three Pulitzer Prizes and grew its online audience from fifth largest in the country to second among major news sites.

In his new position, Stanton will oversee SCPR’s award-winning newsroom; its broadcast programming on 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, 89.1 KUOR-FM in Riverside/San Bernardino metro, and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley; all of SCPR’s digital content on (and related applications); and all of SCPR’s live public events that are becoming an increasingly important part of the organization’s service to the community.

“I am very excited to be joining the staff of my favorite radio station,” said Stanton. “SCPR is a shining example of quality journalism that fosters a better understanding of our region, and I look forward to being part of its continued growth.”

SCPR reviewed an exceptional, nationwide pool of candidates before naming Stanton to the content VP position. Lyn Cason, director of Stanton Chase International, led the search process.

About 89.3 KPCC, and Southern California Public Radio:

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media organization operating a growing digital news presence and three FM radio stations in Southern California: Flagship station 89.3 KPCC, Pasadena covers Los Angeles and Orange Counties; 89.1 KUOR, Redlands serves the Inland Empire; and 90.3 KVLA, Coachella covers Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

KPCC and are rapidly growing sources of news to Southern Californians, reaching more than 650,000 people each week. In the last ten years, KPCC’s news department, daily programs and online services have won 300 major journalistic awards. In addition to regular reporting on a wide range of subjects, KPCC produces three daily news and talk programs: AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Patt Morrison and the Madeleine Brand Show. John Rabe hosts a weekly program called Off-Ramp, a distinctive and personal look at life in Southern California.

KPCC’s program schedule includes All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Car Talk, A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life and public radio’s other signature programs from NPR, American Public Media, PRI (Public Radio International), and the BBC.

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