McClatchy Names Mi-Ai Parrish Publisher of ‘Idaho Statesman’

By: E&P Staff

Mi-Ai Parrish has been appointed publisher of The Idaho Statesman in Boise, effective this week. She replaces Mike Petrak who resigned.

Parrish, 35, is currently deputy managing editor for features and visuals at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. She joined the Star in 2001 and has been responsible for rebuilding the Sunday newspaper and reshaping the features sections. She directs an editorial staff of 150.

?Mi-Ai is a visionary leader whose passion for newspapering is infectious,? Gary Pruitt, McClatchy?s CEO, said in a statement. ?Her deep commitment to editorial excellence will serve the Idaho Statesman and its communities well.?

Prior to joining the Star Tribune, Parrish was deputy managing editor for arts and features at the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also held key editing posts at The Arizona Republic, the Chicago Sun-Times, and The Virginian-Pilot.

She is married to David Parrish, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter.

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