New Virginian Pilot Owner Taps Marisa Porto as New Executive Editor


Less than three weeks after buying The Virginian-Pilot, media giant Tronc replaced the newspaper’s top editor with Marisa Porto, who also leads the Daily Press in Newport News.

Tronc executives made the announcement during a Thursday afternoon meeting in The Pilot’s newsroom. Porto takes over for Steve Gunn, who held the position for three years.

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