Brian Colligan, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of newspaper experience, has been named the opinion editor of The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) and Daily Press in Newport News.
Colligan has served as associate editor of the editorial page since April 2017, following his arrival as a Pilot editorial writer in January 2016. He previously served two years as opinion editor of the Daily Press and more than 15 years on the editorial page at The Daily Reflector in Greenville, North Carolina, including nine as editor.
“Brian is uniquely qualified to help steer our opinion content forward across all our platforms,” said Kris Worrell, editor-in-chief of Virginia Media, which includes The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press. “He has worked and lived on both the Peninsula and the Southside and understands all the complex issues and extraordinary opportunities facing this region.”