HOBBS, N.M. (AP) -- The Hobbs News-Sun has appointed managing editor Todd Bailey as the southeastern New Mexico newspaper's new editor.
The Lake Charles, La.-based Shearman Corp. owns the Hobbs News-Sun, the Lake Charles American Press and the Trinidad Chronicle News in Colorado.
News-Sun Publisher Daniel Russell announced this week that the Hobbs-born Bailey would succeed him as editor after Russell recently was promoted to publisher.
Bailey began his career at the News-Sun in 1997 as a sportswriter and was promoted to sports editor in 2000. He later worked for the Santa Fe New Mexican as a sportswriter and editor. Bailey also served as a neighbors news editor for the Houston Chronicle before returning to the News-Sun in 2012.
Bailey said he was excited about becoming editor for a newspaper he grew up reading.