Philly ‘Daily News’ Names New Managing Editor

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By: E&P Staff

Pat McLoone is the new managing editor of the Philadelphia Daily News.

McLoone, 49, joined the Daily News in 1980 as a part-time editorial assistant. He has since served as a sportswriter, copy editor, night sports editor, sports editor, executive sports editor, and assistant managing editor.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by Editor Michael Days.

“This is the only real job I’ve ever had, because this is where my whole family lives and because I love the Daily News,” McLoone told the newspaper in a report posted today. “I expect the next years to be every bit as enjoyable as my first 28.”

McLoone?s promotion comes on the heels of fellow assistant managing editor Wendy Warren?s appointment as editor of and a vice president of Philadelphia Media Holdings, parent company of the Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In other personnel changes in the newsroom, Michelle Bjork has been named assistant managing editor/operations. Previously, she was design and operations editor.

Josh Barnett has been promoted to executive sports editor, from sports editor. Gar Joseph, who has served as city editor since 2006, will have complete oversight of the city desk.

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