NORFOLK, Va. and NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tribune Publishing (TPCO) announced today that Kris Worrell has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia and the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia.
Worrell is currently the Executive Editor of The Press of Atlantic City, N.J. and will begin her new role in August.
Moving to Virginia will be a homecoming for Worrell, who attended the University of Virginia and was a reporter at both the Pilot and Daily Press. An award-winning editor, she has held positions at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Times-Union (N.Y), Beaumont Enterprise (Tex.) and the Observer-Dispatch (N.Y.). In addition, Worrell worked in marketing for two publishing houses and a non-profit focused on child welfare.
“Kris is an innovative, strategic leader who almost doubled digital page views in her current role,” said Timothy P. Knight, CEO of Tribune Publishing. “She combines local knowledge with a diverse set of experiences and the ability to propel our journalism forward.”
Worrell has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University, and she studied fiction writing at Columbia University.
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