‘Stars and Stripes’ Editor Mazzarella to Step Down, Will Become Ombud

By: E&P Staff

David Mazzarella, editorial director of Stars and Stripes in Washington, D.C., announced Monday that he will step down as chief editor of the paper and return to his former position as ombudsman. Former ombudsman Joseph Ungaro died last month.

Mazzarella?s journalism career spans 44 years, the last six years spent at Stars and Stripes. He joined the paper as ombudsman in 2000, and became editorial director in 2001 with the understanding that he would return to the position of ombudsman at some point. Prior to joining Stars and Strips, he served as editor of USA Today.

Mazzarella will assume his new position on March 1, and until then, Reid MacCluggage, retired editor and publisher of The Day in New London, Conn., will fill the role.

A replacement for Mazzarella as editorial director has not been announced.

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