Sarasota Herald-Tribune gets new editor
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- The executive editor of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., has been named executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
The Florida newspaper announced on its website Thursday (http://bit.ly/Ts8k8c) that 54-year-old Bill Church will begin work at the Herald-Tribune on Jan. 24. He replaces Mike Connelly, who left in October to lead the newsroom at The Buffalo News.
Church has more than 20 years of experience with Gannett Co. Inc. and has been the executive editor at the Statesman Journal since June 2006.
In 2010, the Statesman Journal was an Associated Press Media Editors Innovator of the Year finalist for its use of social networking in reporting.
The Herald-Tribune is owned by the Halifax Media Group.
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