Accused LA Times Publisher ‘Cleared,’ Reinstated at Tronc
Former Los Angeles Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been reinstated into a new role at the newspaper’s soon-to-be former owner Tronc, after taking an unpaid leave of absence over allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Levinsohn will oversee Tronc’s digital portfolio in his new position while leaving the paper behind. According to the company, an “independent investigation and report to the board of directors” found that Levinsohn did no wrongdoing. “We are pleased that Ross will be back to work,” Tronc CEO Justin Dearborn said in a statement. This comes as Tronc confirmed that the Times was sold for $500 million to health-care billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is a major shareholder in Tronc.