Brian Calle

Chief Executive Officer and Publisher
Irvine Weekly and LA Weekly

Brian Calle is CEO and Publisher of the L.A. Weekly and Irvine Weekly.

Brian is also a professor at the Chapman University School of Communication and the Executive Director of the Chapman University Center for Freedom of Expression and Media Integrity.

Prior to his current professional endeavors, Brian was Opinion Editor of the Southern California News Group, overseeing editorial content for its 11 newspapers and websites including the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the Sun in San Bernardino and the Redlands Daily Facts.

He also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride and was the co-host of Fox 11’s “You Decide: SoCal” weekly news broadcast as well as host of the Catch-Up daily radio show on KABC.

He has worked as vice president of the Claremont Institute; worked as a congressional aide in the United States House of Representatives; and has also taught undergraduate students at California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Fullerton and a graduate course at Pepperdine University.

Brian holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communications and Political Science from the University of Southern California and California State University, Los Angeles, respectively. And he is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the University of Southern California.