Robyn Tomlin, editor of the N&O and Herald-Sun, promoted to McClatchy vice president


The newsroom at The News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun will soon have a new leader who will focus solely on the Triangle.

Robyn Tomlin, the top editor at The N&O and Herald-Sun, is taking a new job at McClatchy, which owns those properties and 28 others across the country. Tomlin has been named Vice President for Local News, supporting the company’s newsrooms in small and medium-sized markets, including the Triangle.

The search for Tomlin’s successor has begun. In the meantime, Sharif Durhams, who already oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom as managing editor, will act as interim editor.

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