Indian origin journalist removed as editor of Los Angeles Times

NEW YORK: Following a significant reshuffle in the top management of the American newspaper Los Angeles Times, a reputed journalist of Indian origin has been removed from the post of editor of American daily after serving for 28 years in this establishment. From the year 2016, Davan Maharaj, who served as editor and publisher, was removed from the newspaper along with other senior editors. A news in the LA Times has said that Maharaj was removed with the management editor Mark Dvoicin, along with many other senior editors, including Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey for Digital and Matt Doig, along with investigative assistant editor.

Maharaja of Trinidad, started work as a summer trainee, in the year 1989, and served as a reporter in Orange County, Los Angeles, and East Africa. He later served as Assistant Foreign Editor, Commerce Editor, and Managing Editor. Maharaj collaborated with the photographer Fransin Ore on a six-part series Living on Pennies. For this work, he was awarded the Arnie Pyle Award for Women Interest Writing in 2005 and after this, readers donated thousands of dollars to aid agencies in Africa.

During the editorial of Maharaja, the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes including breaking news reporting of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino in 2015. It was a matter of honor to work with the best journalists in the great American news room during the last 28 years of office, in response to the email sent by Maharaj in the news of LA Times.