New [em]Village Voice[/em] Editor Is Tony Ortega

Tony Ortega, 43, has been named editor of the Village Voice. The hiring comes the first business day after Friday’s firing of Village Voice editor David Blum.

Ortega is an 11-year veteran of Village Voice Media, the paper’s parent company–specifically, of the New Times chain, which merged with the Voice chain in January 2006, taking the Voice name.

He was previously editor of New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

-Michael Calderone