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American-Statesman editor-in-chief, executive editor named

February 6, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new executive editor and editor-in-chief have been named for the Austin American-Statesman.

Managing editor John Bridges has been promoted to executive editor. He had borne those duties since the September resignation of Debbie Hiott, who is now general manager of KUT-FM. Bridge has worked in the Statesman newsroom for 30 years and was promoted to managing editor in 2011.

Publisher Patrick Dorsey also announced that Bill Church, who is senior vice president for news at Statesman owner GateHouse Media, has added the title of editor-in-chief and will report directly to GateHouse CEO Kirk Davis.

Church has been managing GateHouse news strategy and the company’s Austin-based Center for News & Design, which designs and edits all GateHouse newspapers.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com