PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2005 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan L. Smith to managing editor. In her new role, Smith will lead day-to-day operations in the newsroom, putting an early focus on increasing investigative coverage in the daily and Sunday newspaper.
A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Smith had worked for four newspapers, including the Trenton Times and USA Today, before beginning at the Post-Gazette in 1984. During her time at the paper, she has been assistant managing editor for features, special coverage, local news and enterprise.
Executive Editor David M. Shribman also announced that Mary Leonard will fill the new role of deputy managing editor. Leonard will be supervising both the business news department and the Internet news operation. Before joining the paper in August 2004, she spent 30 years as a reporter, editor and bureau chief in Washington, D.C. for the National Observer, the Detroit News, New York Yesterday and the Boston Globe.
Steve Massey, who was the associate business editor, has been promoted to business editor. Massey previously worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press before joining the Post-Gazette in 1990.
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