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LA Times Vet Promoted to Foreign Editor

Since July of 2012, Mark Porubcansky has been acting as the unofficial head of the LA Times foreign desk. Today, the paper made it official.

The bump to foreign editor caps a fourteen-year span with the paper that has seen Porubcansky work as an assistant foreign editor, foreign projects editor and deputy foreign editor. From the LA Times memo announcement by editor Davan Maharaj and managing editor Marc Duvoisin:

He came to us in 1998 from the Associated Press, where he served in the Moscow, Vienna and Hong Kong bureaus. He covered the dramatic days of glasnost and perestroika in the Soviet Union and reported on the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. His passport bears stamps from Albania, Afghanistan and Mongolia. Among the most satisfying moments of his years abroad was finding his grandfather’s home village in Slovakia, using a map sent by a reader who had seen his byline.

Porubcansky graduated from Wisconsin’s Ripon College with a degree in political science and philosophy. That is also the Alma Mater of Richard Threlkeld, the longtime CBS and ABC News correspondent who passed away in January 2012.

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