03/14/2011 08:39 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John Montorio Joins Huffington Post Media Group As Culture & Entertainment Editor

TechCrunch has learned that John Montorio has been named Culture and Entertainment Editor for Aol's Huffington Post Media Group content division.

Montorio is a 30-year veteran of two of the country's biggest newspapers -- the New York Times and LA Times -- but that's not why his hiring is news-worthy. It's news-worthy because it represents a dramatic shift in favour of real journalism within Aol.