Carolyn Washburn Named ‘Des Moines Register’ Editor

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By: E&P Staff

Carolyn Washburn, executive editor of the Idaho Statesman since 1999, was named vice president and editor of the Des Moines Register today by publisher Mary P. Stier.

?I am incredibly honored to lead this newsroom,? Washburn told Register staffers, according to a report by the paper. ?Your readers are very lucky that they have a newspaper that delivers on their high expectations like this one does. … I want to break news,” she said. “My favorite kind of breaking news is the kind that readers wouldn’t know if they didn’t learn it from us.”

Washburn also worked 10 years at The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., and served as a business editor and reporter at the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal.

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