Allison Petty, an Illinois native and award-winning reporter and editor who has been recognized nationally for her journalism and newsroom leadership, has been named Central Illinois executive editor of Lee Enterprises Inc.
She will oversee the news report on all platforms for The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Herald & Review in Decatur, Journal Gazette/Times-Courier in Mattoon/Charleston and Woodford County Journal in Eureka.
Petty had been Midwest digital editor for Lee Enterprises and previously was a reporter, digital projects editor and local news editor in Decatur and Bloomington. She started at the Herald & Review in 2010.
She replaces Chris Coates, who has been named executive editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia, also owned by Lee Enterprises. Both changes are effective March 10.
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