Ralph Frammolino, a veteran investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has taken a senior post at G.F. Bunting, the year-old Los Angeles firm of former Sitrick and Co. EVP Glenn Bunting.

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Bunting and Frammolino were colleagues at the L.A. Times, exiting amid buyouts at the paper in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Bunting called his latest hire a “gifted writer, a diligent reporter and a passionate journalist” who will oversee client services and business development.

The 56-year-old Frammolino was at the Dallas Times-Herald before moving to the LAT in 1983, where his investigations included the Fleishman-Hillard overbilling scandal and the J. Paul Getty Museum’s acquisition of black market antiquities.

He co-authored “Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museums” (2011 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), which won the California Book Award Gold Medal, and has taught journalism and consulted since leaving the Times.

Bunting leads G.F. Bunting as president with Sitrick alum Dave Satterfield as executive VP.