Monday, October 31, 2011 5:17 PM
The Press Club has been able to recruit a number of strong candidates either to run for open seats, or to be appointed to vacant seats for the 14-member board of directors for the coming year.
Ballots will be in the mail this week to LAPC members in good standing.
Running for the first time are:
Barbara Gasser, international journalist, Martin Kasindorf, USA Today Emeritus; Robert Kovacik, NBC4 LA; and Gloria Zuurveen, PACE News.
Gloria Zuurveen is founder/publisher/editor of PACE NEWS, a Los Angeles black community newspaper with a weekly circulation of some 20,000.
Robert Kovacik joined KNBC-TV in 2004, and in 2006 he made world headlines when a murder suspect chose to surrender to him live on-air.
Marty Kasindorf now blogs for the Huffington Post.
He spent 20 years at Newsweek, 10 at Newsday (including six years at the White House, 1991-1997) and the final 10 at USA TODAY, based in hometown Los Angeles.
Barbara Gasser is a German language reporter based in LA and is a frequent winner of LA Press Club journo awards.
Rubin Vives, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter for the LA Times, was appointed to the Board last month. Anne Scott,
a producer for Warren Olney at KCRW is a recent appointee to the Board.
Running for reelection are: Beth Barrett, investigative reporter; Jane Engle, former travel editor, LA Times; Will Lewis, KCRW Emeritus; Jill Stewart, LA Weekly