'Virginian-Pilot' Names Sports Editor

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By: E&P Staff Colleen McDaniel has been appointed Sports Editor of The Virginian-Pilot of Hampton Roads, Va.

McDaniel replaces Chic Riebel, who will lead a new online effort for the Pilot as Online Sports Coordinator.

McDaniel comes to the Pilot from the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colo., where she worked for six years as assistant sports editor, oversaw production of the Saturday Sports section, and produced a weekly outdoor sports section.

McDaniel's responsibilities as the Pilot's Sports Editor will include the management of the team of reporters and editors who produce the daily Sports section, including Riebel.

Riebel came to the Pilot in 1972, when he worked as a high school and college writer until 1979. Thereafter, he worked as a sports editor for the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times. In 1995, he returned to the Pilot, working as the High School Team Leader from 1995 to 1998, after which he was appointed sports editor.

In his new role as Online Sports Coordinator, Riebel will help to build the presence of high school sports online for the Pilot.

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