Sarah Jane Weaver named editor of Deseret News

Sarah Jane Weaver
Sarah Jane Weaver

Longtime journalist and editor Sarah Jane Weaver has been named editor of the Deseret News, joining Executive Editor Doug Wilks and Publisher Burke Olsen in top leadership positions of the nearly 174-year-old publication.

The announcement was made Tuesday in a meeting with staff members by Sheri Dew, executive vice president and chief content officer of Deseret Management Corp., the parent company of the Deseret News.

Weaver, who will transition from her current position as executive editor of Church News, replaces Hal Boyd, who earlier this month accepted a position as chief of staff at Brigham Young University. Boyd will maintain his position as executive editor of Deseret Magazine.

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