Her name is Jennifer Napier-Pearce. She replaces Terry Orme, who stepped down as editor last month. On Monday, with the paper’s owner, billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr., and publisher-son Paul Huntsman at her side, she met with employees.
From Tony Semerad’s report:
Napier-Pearce, a 47-year-old journalist who returns to the paper after a short stint at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, stepped into her new role Monday, capping years of ownership upheaval, layoffs and financial uncertainty for Utah’s largest newspaper.
An award-winning public-radio reporter, anchor and news director, Napier-Pearce began her comments to the paper’s 85 reporters, editors and photographers by turning to the Huntsmans and thanking them for buying The Tribune from New York-based Digital First Media in May.
Publisher Huntsman, whose brother Jon Jr. was once the governor of Utah, said his priorities include renegotiating the current deal with the paper’s joint-operation partner the Deseret News, which is owned by the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
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