Charlotte Hall Named ‘Orlando Sentinel’ Editor

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By: E&P Staff

Charlotte H. Hall was named today vice president and editor of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, effective immediately. She is currently vice president for planning of Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Both the Orlando Sentinel and Newsday are Tribune Co. newspapers.

Hall’s responsibilities will include overseeing the entire newsroom including content for, the bilingual El Sentinel and its companion Web site, and several English- and Spanish-language television and radio partnerships.

In January, Orlando Sentinel (Click for QuikCap) Editor Tim Franklin was named editor of the Baltimore Sun (another Tribune Co. paper), replacing Bill Marimow.

“Charlotte brings the Sentinel a wide range of newspaper management expertise — on both the news and business sides,” said Kathleen Waltz, president and CEO of Orlando Sentinel Communications, in a statement. “Though her passion is great journalism, her leadership positions in both circulation marketing and strategic planning have given her a deeper understanding of her communities’ needs and the customers’ needs. Charlotte also is a tireless advocate of diversity and is well-known and well-respected throughout the industry for her diversity efforts at Newsday.”

Also, the Sentinel promoted Jane E. Healy, editorial page editor, to vice president. She will now report directly to Waltz. The newspaper’s editorial board staff will continue to report to Healy.

Hall was the managing editor of Newsday before she was named vice president/planning in 2003. As managing editor she oversaw the paper’s coverage of Sept. 11 and the Iraq war. Hall joined Newsday in 1981 as a copy chief. She also spent two years as Newsday’s marketing director. Before Newsday, Hall worked for The Record in Hackensack, N.J., The Boston Herald-American and The Washington Star. She was elected to the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ board of directors in 2001.

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