Brenner, Medford Are New Metropolitan Editors

From the Washington Post:

    I am delighted to announce that R.B. Brenner and Lynn Medford will be promoted to positions as Metropolitan Editor of The Washington Post. This means Metro will now have two deputies, in reflection of its standing as the newsroom’s largest section. They jointly succeed Keith Harriston, following his move to become Metro Law Enforcement Editor.

    R.B. is currently Maryland Editor, and Lynn is Deputy Metropolitan Editor. While they will both be deputy assistant managing editors, they will specialize in different areas and duties. R.B. will now have primary responsibility for day-to-day news coverage. He will run the section most days, when he will supervise the overall report. He will also remain Metro’s Sunday editor. Lynn will be the section’s principal editor overseeing features and ambitious story-telling, especially for display centerpieces for A1 and the Metro front. As at present, she will be our top writing coach, handle special events and work with R.B. and Metro Design Editor Carla Broyles to package our journalism creatively.

    I consider myself very fortunate to have such fine deputies. They share an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and friendly good will. They also bring complementary talents to their jobs. R.B. excels in his ability to jump on a day story and drive coverage. He also is a particularly effective, hands-on manager, and an outstanding recruiter. Lynn also drives daily coverage, and offers special strengths as our creative spark and as a superb line editor. I am confident that this potent mix of editing skills will enliven and enrich our local coverage, and help Metro to raise its standards still higher.

    R.B. came to The Post in August 2002 from the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was an assistant Maryland editor until January 2005, when he became Maryland editor. In March, he took on the added responsibility of being Metro’s Sunday editor, where he played a significant role in strengthening the Metro file in the newspaper’s most widely read edition. Lynn, who joined The Post in 1999, worked as an assignment editor in Style before coming to Metro in November 2005. She spent the bulk of her previous career at the Miami Herald, where she had a variety of jobs including design and special projects editor, and deputy features editor. The two editors begin their new duties later this month.

(via Romenesko)