John Arthur came to The Californian in 2010 after more more than 35 years of newspaper work in Northern and Southern California.
John worked in the Bay Area -- in the East Bay community of Pittsburg and in San Francisco, at the San Francisco Examiner, from 1973 until 1985. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 1986. During his 23 years at The Times, John held a variety of management and editing positions. He was Managing Editor of the newspaper's Orange County edition, an assistant editor on the National Desk, Editor of the San Fernando Valley Edition, Managing Editor of the newspaper (twice), page one editor and Executive Editor.
At The Times, John was involved in coverage of several stories that won Pulitzer Prizes, including the riots following the Rodney King verdict, the North Hollywood shootout and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
John's wife, Anne Eggebroten, lived for several years in Bakersfield and is a 1966 graduate of East Bakersfield High School. John and his wife are 1970 graduates of Stanford University. They have three adult daughters.
John supervises The Californian's news staff.