Chris Dufresne, Bill Dwyre and Chris Foster, three sportswriters at the Los Angeles Times, are leaving the paper soon, after taking buyouts with the company.
Dwyre is a columnist and Dufresne is a nationally recognized college football writer and Foster covers UCLA sports. (h/t L.A. Observed).
Dufresne has worked at the Times since 1976 and has been its college sports columnist since 1995.
The Times Editor, Davan Maharaj sent a memo regarding the many prominent writers leaving the company:
The memo reads in part:
Change is a constant for everyone in our business today. In the coming weeks, we will be meeting with people throughout the newsroom to work with you on our plans to keep evolving and serving our community. Our readers can be assured that they will still be able to count on us to illuminate important issues, to hold institutions accountable, and to capture the rich vibrancy of life in Los Angeles and California.