Brett Fera has been named managing editor with the East Valley Tribune in Tempe, Ariz. He will be responsible for both the print newspaper and EastValleyTribune.com.
Fera replaces CeCe Todd at the helm of the Tribune’s award-winning news team. Todd long served as a Tribune education reporter, news editor and managing editor, and will become public information officer for the East Valley Institute of Technology.
Todd said she’s looking forward to her new opportunity at EVIT, which earned national acclaim earlier this year in a Time Magazine piece titled “Learning that Works.” EVIT is also home to one of the Tribune’s Valley media partners, The Goldmine radio station. The Goldmine, featuring commercial-free programming, can be heard at 90.7 FM and 92.7 FM.
“I have dearly loved being a part of the East Valley Tribune since 1998,” Todd said, “and I wish nothing but the very best for the Tribune in the future.”
After stints with the Tribune, the Ahwatukee Foothills News and the Casa Grande Dispatch family of publications, Fera returned to EVT late last year as its web editor.
He most recently worked a short time within the marketing department of 1013 Communications, parent company of six Arizona publications, including the Tribune. The chance to move back to the newsroom was an unexpected one, he said, but not one he was willing to pass up.
“The impact the Tribune has had on this region is immeasurable,” Fera said. “I look forward to working to add to that legacy.”