Tim Reiterman, a longtime reporter and editor for The Los Angeles Times, has been named news editor for The Associated Press in northern California, the wire service said today. Reiterman began his career as a newsman in The AP’s San Francisco bureau, where he reported on newspaper heiress Patty Hearst’s kidnaping. He then moved to the San Francisco Examiner, where he covered the 1978 Jonestown tragedy in Guyana. He later co-authored an award-winning history of Peoples Temple to be republished this fall. Reiterman was later named Examiner city editor, then moved to The Los Angeles Times, where he reported and edited for 19 years. Reiterman ran projects teams and helped supervise Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. For the past decade, he also has taught investigative reporting at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Reiterman, 61, is a native of San Francisco and a graduate of bachelors and masters programs in journalism at UC Berkeley. He succeeds Brian Carovillano, who was named regional editor for the South.