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Des Moines Register names Hunter as new executive editor

November 15, 2016 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines Register has named a 12-year veteran of the newspaper as its new executive editor.

The Register announced Tuesday (http://dmreg.co/2eCIwKf ) that Carol Hunter has been named its executive editor and a regional editor for seven other newspapers in Gannett’s plains region. The Register is owned by Gannett, a media company based in McLean, Virginia.

The other newspapers in Hunter’s region are the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Springfield News-Leader in Missouri, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Sioux Falls Argus Leader in South Dakota, St. Cloud Times in Minnesota, Great Falls Tribune in Montana and Baxter Bulletin in Arkansas.

The 59-year-old Hunter is a graduate of the University of Kansas school of journalism and served as executive editor of the Press-Gazette in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for eight years before joining the Register.

Annah Backstrom will succeed Hunter as news director, and Kelli Brown is being promoted from multimedia strategist to audience and multimedia director.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com