By: E&P Staff
The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch has promoted three editors as part of a new organizational structure that emphasizes investigative, enterprise and multimedia news reporting.
Paige Mudd has been promoted to senior editor. Previously, she served as news editor. Deputy Business Editor Gregory J. Gilligan has been promoted to business editor. Business News Editor John Hoke will lead a newly created watchdog news team.
The appointments are effective Sept. 1.
Mudd, 32, joins current senior editors Daniel Finnegan and Sundra Hominik in managing the newsroom. She joined the Times-Dispatch in 2000 as a reporter and covered education and crime and later served as breaking news editor. She was named news editor in January 2009. In her new role, she will oversee coverage of local government, schools, crime, politics and business news.
Hoke’s investigative/watchdog news team will cover Richmond-area localities, police and courts. A Times-dispatch veteran, Hoke has worked for the newspaper for 29 years as a reporter and editor and has served as business news editor since 2008.
Gilligan, 48, has been deputy business editor since 2007. Another longtime employee, he has worked for the Times-Dispatch since 1987 as a reporter and editor. He joined the business desk in 1993 covering the retail industry, and penned the weekly “Biz Buzz” column for 15 years until June 2008.
“Our goal is to maintain our strong breaking news reporting while increasing our watchdog and enterprise reporting and expanding our reach into social media,” Glenn Proctor, the Times-Dispatch’s vice president and executive editor, said in a statement.