(AP) David Boardman was named Thursday as managing editor of The Seattle Times.
Boardman, who now serves as assistant managing editor for investigations, business, and sports at the Times, will take over when Alex MacLeod retires from the position at the end of June.
The newspaper also named Jacqui Banaszynski, the assistant managing editor in charge of the Sunday newspaper, to a new position of associate managing editor for special projects and staff development.
Boardman, 46, joined the Times in 1983 and has worked as a reporter, copy editor, local news editor, assistant city editor, city editor, and metro editor. “This opportunity is a dream come true for me,” Boardman said.
Boardman directed two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects for the Times and edited three other stories that became Pulitzer finalists.
Boardman received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Washington. Before joining the Times, he worked at the Anacortes (Wash.) American; the Skagit Valley Herald of Mount Vernon, Wash.; and The News Tribune of Tacoma.
Banaszynski, 50, came to The Seattle Times in 1997 from The Oregonian. In 1988, while at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Banaszynski won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. She will assume her new duties July 1.