Bill Thomas

Former Editor, L.A. Times

Bill Thomas was most notably known for serving as chief editor for the Los Angeles Times from 1972 until his retirement in 1989. He worked at The Times for 27 years, helping the paper win 11 Pulitzer Prizes. He was a colleague of Ruben Salazar during his time at the paper. Thomas also served as executive editor, metropolitan editor and assistant metropolitan editor, while at The Times, and as a reporter for the Mirror from 1956 through 1962.

Thomas passed away in February 2014 at the age of 89 at his home in Sherman Oaks. He is survived by sons Michael, Peter and Scott and a granddaughter, Kasey.