Gabriel Escobar promoted to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top newsroom job

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Gabriel Escobar has been named senior vice president and editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He succeeds executive editor Stan Wischnowski, who resigned in June.

Escobar, who was born in Colombia, will be one of the highest-ranking Latinos at a U.S. news organization. He’ll lead the staff of roughly 210 reporters, photojournalists, editors, designers and producers as the company navigates a turbulent year and an uncertain financial future.

Escobar, 64, has served as editor and vice president — the second in command of the newsroom — since 2017 and has been a driving force in its digital-first strategy and award-winning investigations.

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