Ross Levinsohn was named Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of the Los Angeles Times in August 2017. He oversees the Los Angeles Times’ operations and is charged with expanding its journalistic endeavors, product and content initiatives, global footprint and business and revenue opportunities. He has a long history of driving transformation and growth across media, technology and consumer brands.
Levinsohn also serves as Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Scout Media, a multi-channel, male-focused media network owned by The Pilot Group. He also serves on the Boards of Millennial Media, Inc., and ZEFR, a SAAS technology business. In addition, Levinsohn is currently the managing partner of 337 Partners, an advisory and investment services firm.
Levinsohn has long been at the intersection of technology, media and finance. Best known for his leadership roles at Yahoo and Fox, he has helped build and operate both small and large-scale businesses and invested in more than thirty companies as both an executive and financier.
At Yahoo, Levinsohn served as Interim CEO and Head of Global Media. Prior to being named to that post, he was Executive Vice President of the Americas region. In this role, he was responsible for company’s largest territory, including oversight of advertising sales, business development, partnerships, marketing and media, which generated more than $3 billion of revenue.
Levinsohn spent six years at News Corporation, serving as the President of Fox Interactive Media, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations, strategy and acquisitions that helped transformed the company into a leader in digital media. Before being named to that post he served as Senior Vice President of Fox Sports Interactive Media. He left in 2005 and co-founded Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm focused on investing in and building digital media and communications companies.
Levinsohn has held senior management positions with AltaVista, an early pioneer and leader in search, CBS Sportsline where he oversaw all content and development for the top rated sports site, and HBO.
Levinsohn most recently served as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media where he focused on iDIGITAL Investments for the global asset management firm with more than $180 billion under management. Additionally, he oversaw its media assets for Guggenheim’s Prometheus Global Media, which includes The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek and the Clio Awards.
Levinsohn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The American University and currently sits on the Boards of Tribune Media, Millennial Media, Zefr, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). He also serves as Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Scout Media, a multi-channel, male-focused media network owned by The Pilot Group.