Kevin Merida Leaves ESPN’s The Undefeated for Executive Editor Position at The LA Times

ESPN has announced that Kevin Merida has left his role as Editor in Chief for The Undefeated to become the new executive editor of The Los Angeles Times.



What’s Happening:

  • Since it was formed in 2015, ESPN’s multiplatform organization The Undefeated has been overseen by Kevin Merida, who served as Editor in Chief.
  • Today, Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN, announced via Twitter that Kevin Merida had stepped down from his role, wishing him well on his next endeavor.
  • According to The Wall Street Journal, Kevin Merida has accepted a job with The Los Angeles Times as their new executive editor.

What They’re Saying:

  • Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content: “When Kevin joined us in 2015, The Undefeated was an idea. Today it is a multiplatform juggernaut poised for further expansion. We will miss him, his passion, creativity, thoughtfulness, expertise, and the incredible insights he brought to all of us. We are very confident that the stellar team Kevin built at The Undefeated will continue to do exceptional work.”