Karen Chávez named Asheville Citizen Times executive editor; first Latina to head newsroom


ASHEVILLE - An award-winning local journalist, breast cancer survivor and former National Park Service ranger will take the mantle of Citizen Times executive editor, becoming the first Latina in the newspaper's more than 150-year history to lead the newsroom.

Karen Chávez was named to the position March 29. The announcement was made in Asheville by Mark Russell, executive editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and South regional deputy editor for ACT parent company Gannett.

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