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Mary Braswell promoted to weekend editor

February 26, 2009 |  1:55 pm

Here's the memo from Editor Russ Stanton:


Mary Braswell, deputy weekend editor for the past two years, is being promoted to weekend editor, effective immediately. She will report to Executive Editor John Arthur.

Mary is known across the newsroom for her strong news judgment, ready smile, dedication to teamwork and a coolness under fire developed during a decade as deputy foreign editor, when she helped manage two dozen bureaus around the world. During that period, she balanced the many demands of numerous foreign correspondents, their families, two different foreign editors and an assortment of editors, managing editors and Page 1 editors.

She has been deputy weekend editor since March 2007, helping to generate, select and edit stories for Sunday's front page, by far our largest circulation day of the week. As deputy, Mary took charge of the weekend desk when Craig Turner was away.

In an earlier life, Mary established an improved system for sharing Los Angeles Times copy with other Tribune papers and coordinating its delivery.

She also spent a year as executive news editor on weekends, and has worked on the foreign and metro news and copy desks. Before joining The Times, she was a news copy chief for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Mary is a graduate of Occidental College. Her husband is Warren Wolfswinkel of the Op Ed copy desk. Their son, Will, is a third-grader whose current goal is to see Manny in a Dodger uniform for another season.

Russ Stanton