Marlon A. Walker named top editor at the Clarion Ledger


Marlon A. Walker has been named executive editor of the Clarion Ledger in Jackson and the Mississippi state editor for the USA TODAY Network, which includes the Hattiesburg American. 

Walker, a Detroit native and award-winning journalist, has spent the last decade advocating for improved diversity and equal pay in newsrooms. He begins his new role immediately.

"This is beyond exciting," Walker said during a virtual announcement. “I look at Mississippi and everything this state has to offer and I want to continue doing what we do best — telling the unique and compelling stories of this community.”

Walker succeeds Mary Irby-Jones, who in March became executive editor of the Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.

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