David Suissa

David Suissa

DAVID SUISSA

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles Jewish Journal

David Suissa is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, which has been undergoing a redesign and revamp since he took over both posts in October. The publication was founded in 1987 with a mission is to serve the Jewish community. The free weekly publication operates as a nonprofit and has a weekly distribution of 50,000 copies. Among Suissa’s changes to the publication is a new editorial direction more focused on commentary and less on local reporting. Suissa was a longtime columnist for the Journal, a job that landed him the “Best Columnist” award by the L.A. Press Club in 2009 and, in 2014, first prize for editorial writing by the American Jewish Press Association.

What was your proudest moment?

Launching a new look for the Jewish Journal

What is your alma mater?

McGill University

What is your next project?

Expanding our online presence

Who is your hero?

Abraham Lincoln

What do you like best about Los Angeles?

The open spirit