Lora Cicalo, a mainstay at The San Diego Union-Tribune for greater than three many years, was named senior editor of the newspaper Friday.
The announcement comes a few month after the newspaper was bought by Alden World Capital, which owns Denver-based MediaNews Group.
On July 20, Jeff Mild introduced he was stepping down because the Union-Tribune’s editor and writer after 13 years.
“Lora’s 36 years of expertise on the U-T alongside along with her dedication to the paper, its workers and readers make her the best individual to guide the U-T’s newsroom,” Frank Pine, govt editor at MediaNews Group mentioned in a information launch Friday.
A lifelong resident of San Diego County, Cicalo joined the San Diego Tribune in 1987 as a replica editor and assistant information editor. After the Tribune merged with The San Diego Union in 1992, she served in various positions, the latest being managing editor since January 2015.
Cicalo holds a bachelor’s diploma in journalism and a grasp’s in mass communications from San Diego State College and is a part-time lecturer at her alma mater.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to guide this crew of gifted and devoted journalists,” Cicalo mentioned. “These are difficult occasions for our business, however the work we do has by no means been extra very important — and there’s no group extra dedicated to persevering with that work and to serving the San Diego group.”
MediaNews Group additionally introduced that Katie Musolf will lead the newspaper’s promoting income division because the Union-Tribune’s senior director of promoting.
“With a incredible crew by my facet, I anticipate finding new methods to attach with audiences throughout our array of print and digital merchandise,” mentioned Musolf, who has labored within the San Diego marketplace for greater than a decade.
Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Quickly-Shiong, proprietor of the Los Angeles Instances, introduced on July 10 that he and his household offered the Union-Tribune to Alden World Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Whereas Alden World Capital owns the Union-Tribune, it is going to be managed by Alden affiliate MediaNewsGroup underneath a administration companies settlement. The Denver-based group, which owns roughly 200 publications, is the father or mother firm of the Southern California Information Group papers. Its portfolio consists of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Every day Information, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Lengthy Seaside Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Pasadena Star-Information.
When the acquisition was introduced, an e-mail despatched to Union-Tribune workers from a MediaNews Group govt mentioned staffing cutbacks can be wanted to “offset the slowdown in revenues as financial headwinds proceed to impression the media business.”
The extent of workers reductions continues to be to be decided however an unspecified variety of workers have accepted a buyout program supplied by the brand new house owners.
Enterprise workers author Lori Weisberg contributed to this story.