Katrice Hardy named Indianapolis Star executive editor, USA TODAY Network regional editor


The award-winning executive editor of South Carolina’s Greenville News will become the first African American and the first woman to serve as executive editor of The Indianapolis Star, parent company Gannett has announced.

Katrice Hardy, who joined Gannett in 2016, also has served as the USA TODAY Network’s regional editor for the South, overseeing newsrooms in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and her native Louisiana. She came to Greenville after more than two decades at the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, where she held a variety of positions before becoming managing editor.

In her new role in Indianapolis, she will oversee more than two dozen Gannett newsrooms throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky as the Midwest regional editor.

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