Mr. Merida didn’t reply to requests for remark.
When Mr. Merida joined the information group, he was seen as a stabilizing pressure within the newsroom, which had been buffeted by company possession battles, cost-cutting and the painful erosion of its conventional enterprise mannequin and its stature because the pre-eminent information group on the West Coast.
However Mr. Merida’s tenure was not with out its turbulence. In June, the Los Angeles Occasions introduced it was reducing greater than 10 p.c of its newsroom employees of greater than 550, citing financial headwinds.
Mr. Merida additionally drew pushback from some staff when he prohibited journalists who signed a letter condemning Israel’s response to the Oct. 7 assaults by Hamas from protecting the battle with Gaza.
In his observe, Mr. Quickly-Shiong stated that The Los Angeles Occasions would undertake a seek for Mr. Merida’s successor that would come with inside and exterior candidates.
Within the meantime, he wrote, the newspaper’s present management crew would proceed to supervise the newsroom.