COSTA MESA — Los Angeles Times Community News on Thursday announced a promotion, the creation of a new position and a series of recent hires at the Daily Pilot and its sister publications in Orange County.
Don Leach, a 15-year veteran of the Pilot, was named photo editor for the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. Leach, a Laguna Beach native, had previously served as a staff photographer. He has a bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB).
"Don has a sharp eye for shooting, editing and selecting photographs," John Canalis, editor of Los Angeles Times Community News South, which oversees the three Orange County newspapers and the OCNow website, said in a prepared statement. "Few people know Newport-Mesa, Laguna or Huntington as well as Don.
"He's a true pro, both online and in print, and our visual presentation will continue to be strong under his leadership."