Statesman names veteran journalist Courtney Sebesta as new executive editor


Courtney Sebesta, a homegrown journalist who has risen from an entry-level newsroom position to top management at the Austin American-Statesman, will lead the publication as its new executive editor.

Gannett, Co. Inc., owner of the Statesman, which is part of the USA Today network, announced Sebesta’s promotion Monday following a national search. She will become the Statesman’s top editor effective July 1. 

Sebesta, a graduate of the University of Texas School of Journalism and Media, will oversee all aspects of the Statesman’s editorial operations, including developing content strategy and innovation as well as efforts to reach new audiences.

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