NY POST EDITOR HEADS BACK TO NEWSDAY

By: Staff Reports

Mancini Is New York City Newspaper Veteran


Newsday of Melville, N.Y., announced Wednesday that it has
hired John Mancini from the New York Post to serve as
metropolitan editor of the Queens edition. Mancini is a
Newsday veteran, having served as news editor and night
city editor for New York Newsday before the paper closed
in 1995.

Mancini, 40, currently the metro editor of the New York
Post, began his career at Newsday over 20 years ago as
an editorial aide. He worked at Connecticut newspapers before
returning to Newsday as a copy editor in 1985.

After Times Mirror shuttered New York Newsday, Mancini
worked as a presentation editor for The New York Times
before joining the Post. Mancini then served as editor in
chief of the now defunct Long Island Voice, but rejoined
the Post in 1999.

Newsday said Mancini will succeed Paul Moses, who has
served as city editor for the Queens edition for three years. The
paper said Moses was returning to reporting and writing at his
own request.

The Mancini announcement heightened expectations about the
possible return of New York Newsday, which some industry
watchers believe to be on the drawing board of Tribune Co., which
purchased Times Mirror last year. Newsday recently hired
former New York Daily News editor in chief Debby Krenek to
work on a New York City-focused Web site.



Related story:

NEWSDAY HAS EYES ON NEW YORK CITY … AGAIN (01/11/01)



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