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Lewis D’Vorkin, the  chief product officer for Forbes since 2010 and Forbes Media’s top news executive, has been named editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times.

D’Vorkin was executive editor of Forbes from 1996 to 2000 and has also worked at the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the New York Times and AOL.

“I have been training 40 years for this job,” D’Vorkin, 65, told The Times in a telephone interview. He’ll start at the Times on Nov. 1.

Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn said Tuesday he considered 84 candidates for the top newsroom job.

Forbes President Mike Federle, in an email to his staff to announce D’Vorkin’s departure, said the company was “grateful to Lewis for his bold ideas and the strong culture and foundation of innovation he helped create at Forbes over the past seven years,” The Times reported.

Levinsohn also named Mickie Rosen, his deputy, as president of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, The Times reported.

—City News Service

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