New managing editor named for The News & Observer and Durham Herald-Sun


Career journalist Thad Ogburn, who has helped shepherd The News & Observer’s journalists through reorganizations, consolidations and the shift to digital-first publishing, has been named managing editor of the paper.

Executive Editor Bill Church announced the move Thursday, saying, “Thad has proven himself. He loves The N&O, knows the Triangle and our state, and most importantly cares about his colleagues —whether they’ve been here decades or started last week.”

Ogburn, 59, started at The News & Observer in early 1990, when the paper was still owned by the Daniels family. A native of Winston-Salem who grew up in the Stokes County town of King, he graduated from the UNC School of Journalism and worked as a reporter at the Daily News in Jacksonville, NC, right out of college before becoming city editor there.

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