Mitra Kalita is the one who noticed my blog very early on back in Summer 2012 and recruited me to write for Quartz. (In particular, she noticed my post “Why My Retirement Savings Accounts are Currently 100% in the Stock Market,” which appeared on August 1, 2012.) Having not only worked with her as an editor, but having had several fascinating phone conversations about the strategy for Quartz and other online publications, I am not surprised that the Los Angeles Times has recruited her as Managing Editor for Editorial Strategy. The article linked above gives more details.
My best wishes and congratulations!