‘Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch’ Announces Personnel Changes in Newsroom, HR, Production

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By: E&P Staff

The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch has announced several management personnel changes in its administration, news, operations, and human resources departments.

Scott Leath has been promoted to general manager, from business manager. He also serves as senior vice president. Leath will be in charge of the Times-Dispatch’s day-to-day operations.

Peggy Bellows joins the newspaper as its new managing editor, effective Jan. 8. Bellows most recently served as editor of The Forum in Fargo, N.D. She succeeds Louise Seals, who retired in July.

Sundra Hominik also joins the newsroom on Jan. 8 as one of three senior editors. She most recently served as managing editor of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Also in the newsroom, Todd A. Culbertson will take over as editor of the editorial pages on Jan. 17, following the retirement of Ross Mackenzie. Culbertson has been deputy editor since 2005.

Culbertson joined The Richmond News Leader in 1976 and moved to The Times-Dispatch in the 1992 merger of the morning and afternoon newspapers.

Senior editorial writer/columnist A. Barton Hinkle succeeds Culbertson as deputy editor of the editorial pages.

Greg Estep is the Times-Dispatch’s new production manager. Estep comes to the paper from The Washington Post, where he was pressroom superintendent for 10 years.

Charlotte-Marie Callins has been named the Times-Dispatch’s new human resources manager. Prior to joining The Times-Dispatch, Callins was director of human resources for four years at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. Before that, she was a training manager and then a director of human resources and training in the U.S. Air Force Services Division.

“These managerial appointments continue the progress we’re making in revamping a newspaper business in a multimedia world amid changing customer needs,” Times-Dispatch President and Publisher Thomas A. Silvestri said in a statement.

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