By: Jamie Santo
Bruce M. Wood to publisher of the Los Angeles Independent Newspaper Group. Wood remains publisher of National Media Inc.’s semiweekly Palos Verdes (Calif.) Peninsula News.
Mike Lynn to associate publisher of the Peninsula News from marketing services manager at the Daily Breeze in Torrance, Calif.
Robert Hudson to general manager of the daily Journal-Advocate in Sterling from advertising at the Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post.
Ron Fritz to sports editor at The News Journal in Wilmington from deputy news editor. Fritz succeeds Richard Luna (see Oregon ? Statesman Journal).
Dan Hoag to vice president and director of marketing for Orlando Sentinel Communications from development/classified senior division manager in advertising at the daily Orlando Sentinel.
David Lyons to law editor at the Daily Business Review, a Miami business, law and real estate daily, from legal and business reporter at The Miami Herald.
Johannes Werner to business editor at the Business Review from managing editor at The Gulf Coast Business Review in Sarasota.
Laura Deck Cunningham to marketing services director at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach from marketing communication manager at the Post.
Gale Howden to vice president of community relations and marketing at the Post from director of community relations and educational services.
Linda Murphy to vice president, human resources, at the Post, from human resources director.
Tom Kurdy to president of the communications division of Hagadone Corp. from publisher of the daily Sioux City (Iowa) Journal. Kurdy will assume his new duties Aug. 1, but will remain publisher of the Hagadone-owned Journal until Nov. 1. He succeeds Roy Wellman, who is retiring after 40 years with the organization.
Dan Miller to business editor at the Chicago Sun-Times from publisher and senior vice president at the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank. Miller succeeds Michael Arnold, who was named Sunday editor last month.
Rob Karwath to general manager of the Chicago Tribune’s northwest market area team from northwest editorial bureau chief. Karwath succeeds Howard Hay (also vice president), who retired.
Luwanda Jenkins to director of community affairs at The Sun in Baltimore from manager of organizational development for Reading by 9.
Thom Fladung to metro editor from news editor at the Detroit Free Press. Fladung succeeds Mike Lupo.
Laura Varon Brown to news editor at the Free Press from graphics director. The graphics and design departments have been combined, with Steve Dorsey as the director and Mark Thompson-Kolar as deputy graphics editor.
David Blomquist to new-media director at the Free Press. Blomquist succeeds Laurie Bennett.
Kate Marymont to executive editor at the Springfield News-Leader from managing editor at the daily. Marymont succeeds Randy Hammer, now executive editor at the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal.
Harvey Zucker to managing editor/production at The Jersey Journal in Jersey City from sports editor at the daily. Zucker succeeds Pete Wevurski (see Washington ? Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
John C. Green to vice president of market development at The Journal-News in suburban New York from vice president of advertising at the daily. Green succeeds Michael Kane, who was named assistant to the president of Gannett Co.’s Atlantic Newspaper Group.
Denise F. Warren to vice president of strategic planning from vice president, advertising sales, at The New York Times. Warren succeeds Scott H. Heekin-Canedy, who was named vice president of operations recently.
Jonathan Landman to the Times’ metropolitan editor from editor of the Sunday “”Week in Review”” section. Landman succeeds Joyce Purnick, who will return to writing a twice-weekly column on politics and government.
Ed Kelley to the newly created position of editorial director for The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City from managing editor. Kelley will oversee daily management of the paper, allowing editorial page editor Patrick B. McGuigan to write personal columns more frequently.
Richard Luna to managing editor of the daily Statesman Journal in Salem from sports editor at The News Journal in Wilmington, Del. Luna succeeds Kristin Gilger, who left in May.
Nancy Roberts Trott to AP news editor in Washington state from abcnews.com in Redmond, Wash. Trott succeeds John Marlow, who was recently named a regional election coordinator for the 2000 elections.
Pete Wevurski to executive sports editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from managing editor/production at The Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
Barbara Uebelacker to managing editor from local news editor at the daily Janesville Gazette. The Gazette has been without a managing editor since Grant VanderVelden was named online services manager in 1996.
Laurinda Keys to news editor at The Associated Press in New Delhi, India, from news editor in Singapore. Keys succeeds Donna Bryson, who was recently named chief Middle East correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt.
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