Chronicle editor announces hiring of 2 managing editors

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Houston Chronicle Executive Editor Steve Riley has announced the hiring of two managing editors, completing an overhaul of the newsroom’s leadership following his appointment this spring.

Maria Douglas Reeve, an assistant managing editor of news for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, will become the Chronicle’s managing editor of content, overseeing the day-to-day newsgathering operations. Mark Lorando, formerly the editor in chief of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, will serve as the Chronicle’s managing editor of audience, responsible for the newsroom’s digital and reader strategy.

Riley, who came to the Chronicle two years ago from The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and became executive editor in May, has announced four new top leaders in recent weeks. He tapped Mizanur Rahman, a 12-year veteran of the Chronicle, as senior editor for local news in mid-September. Two weeks later, he named 13-year Chronicle staffer Susan Carroll, an award-winning investigative reporter, as senior editor of investigations.

“This leadership team is a blend of two people who know Houston well and two people who have shown great leadership in major newsrooms in other parts of the country,” Riley said. “It is a diverse group of talented journalists who are well-positioned to help us continue to deliver high-quality journalism as we continue to evolve in the ways that we get it to our readers.”

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