By: Shawn Moynihan
Mike Connelly has been named executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Connelly, 46, began his career in 1981 as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal. Four years later, he became a deputy bureau chief in Chicago for the Journal before moving on to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he served as a metro editor, and also worked as a regional editor for The Sun in Baltimore. Most recently Connelly has worked on international projects for Congressional Quarterly. He replaces Janet Weaver, who left to become the dean of faculty at the Poynter Institute.