Managing Editor Leaves Fairbanks Daily

By: E&P Staff

On Friday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner of Alaska announced that Managing Editor Kelly Bostian is leaving the paper to become outdoor editor at the Tulsa World in Tulsa, Okla.

The announcement marks the end of Bostian’s 23-year career at the News-Miner. “We hate to see Kelly leave, but understand his desire to be closer to his family,” News-Miner Publisher Marilyn Romano told the paper. “Tulsa?s gain is definitely our loss. We?ll miss him greatly.”

A native of Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University, Bostian began his career at the News-Miner as a features writer and did work on the copy desk before becoming outdoors editor, a position he held for the next eight years.

Bostian will be replaced by Assistant Managing Editor Rod Boyce, according to Romano.

Also on Friday, Romano announced the return of longtime News-Miner staffer Sam Bishop. Bishop had been previously a reporter, city editor, opinion page editor and Washington D.C. correspondent for the paper. Bishop left the News-Miner in 2007 to take a job in the state of Alaska’s Washington D.C. offices under John Katz, director of state and federal relations and special counsel to the governor. Bishop will now serve as assistant managing editor.

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