By: The Associated Press
(AP) Donnis Baggett, editor of The Eagle of Bryan-College Station, has been named publisher of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Both papers report that the 57-year-old veteran journalist will leave The Eagle, a 21,000-circulation daily, on May 28. He’ll take up his new duties at the Tribune-Herald, a 35,000-circulation daily, effective June 1.
Baggett has been the top news executive at The Eagle since 1995, serving as editor and publisher until three years ago when Jim Wilson assumed the publisher title.
Previously, Baggett spent 19 years with The Dallas Morning News, first as a reporter, then as state editor and then assistant managing editor. Before that, he worked as a weekly in Livingston, his hometown.
Baggett also has been active in open government, agricultural and ranching efforts.
Wilson said a search will now begin for Baggett’s successor.