Jeff Klein

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Jeff Klein has had a 40-year career in the media world as a business and marketing executive, lawyer, and writer. 

He co-founded 101communications, a multimedia business publisher and event producer that later become 1105 Media, where he now serves as Executive Chairman. 

Jeff spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times as a senior executive and President of the Valley Edition, and started his career there as the newsroom lawyer. He also was CEO of California Community Newspapers. He wrote a regular consumer law column for the LA Times and a business column for Folio Magazine, which named him one of the 40 most influential people in the industry. 

He has taught graduate level media courses at the University of Southern California (USC) and Columbia University and served as Executive in Residence at the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. 

He was Chairman of MEND, an anti-poverty nonprofit, and now sits on the Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College, his alma mater, and Calmatters, a nonprofit journalism enterprise that covers California politics and public policy. 

But perhaps his most impressive accomplishment to date is raising three wonderful daughters with his wife Karyn. Jeff lives and works in Los Angeles.