Journal Star in Peoria names new executive editor

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Romando Dixson has been named executive editor of the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois, becoming the first African American to serve as editor of the paper.

Dixson joined Gannett nearly 17 years ago and has covered an array of topics and communities during his career, most recently serving as sports editor of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.

In his new role, Dixson will also work with editors in the Western and Southern part of the state, including Galesburg and Olney, Illinois.

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