Los Angeles Newspaper Group parent company Digital First Media announced today that LA Daily News, Torrance Daily Breeze and Long Beach Press-Telegram group publisher Jack Klunder will be replacing Fred Hamilton as LANG’s president.

“Jack Klunder has demonstrated outstanding executive leadership at the Los Angeles Daily News,” says Digital First CEO John Paton, “and with respect to his group publishing responsibilities in LANG. We are confident that he will lead the transformation of LANG’s newspaper operations to multi-platform news companies.”

Before his tenure at LANG, Klunder was vice president of circulation and distribution at the LA Times.

Hamilton, meanwhile, is departing “to pursue other interests.”