Katrice Hardy has been named executive editor of The Dallas Morning News, effective Aug. 12. Hardy becomes the first female and African American to hold this position, which continues her legacy of breaking both color and gender barriers, which she has done throughout her distinguished career.
Kevin Fixler joins the Idaho Statesman as an investigative reporter on the accountability team. He comes from The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California, where he tracked local government and transportation for more than three years.
Shani Hilton has been appointed to the newly-created role of managing editor for new initiatives at the Los Angeles Times, effective immediately. She will be responsible for driving the L.A. Times’ efforts to expand its journalism and to foster a newsroom culture of aggressive, organic experimentation with form and approach.
Katherine Boo, Washington, D.C.-based author and journalist, Gail Collins, opinion columnist for The New York Times, and John Daniszewski, vice president and editor-at-large for standards for The Associated Press, have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The trio succeeds ProPublica Editor-in-Chief Stephen Engelberg and Simon & Schuster Vice President and Executive Editor Mindy Marqués González, who shared the post during 2020-2021.
Hearst has announced that Maria Reeve, managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, has been named executive editor. Reeve, who will be the first journalist of color to lead the Houston Chronicle newsroom, fills the role vacated by Steve Riley, who announced in March that he will be retiring later this year.
The newsroom at The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) and the Durham Herald-Sun will soon have a new leader who will focus solely on the Triangle. Robyn Tomlin, the top editor at The N&O and Herald-Sun, is taking a new job at McClatchy, which owns the papers and 29 others across the country.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Patricia Mays will be joining the company as its executive editor of news, overseeing the digital news strategy of the award-winning publication across the brand, including its recently relaunched website.
Cox Communications Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Esser will retire effective December 31, after leading the company for 15 years. Esser will be succeeded by Cox Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Mark Greatrex who will be named president.
Harry M. Rosenfeld, who barely escaped the Holocaust as a child in Nazi Germany and who became a key Washington Post editor during its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate break-in and resulting scandal, died July 16 at his home in Slingerlands, New York. He was 91.