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Chicago Sun-Times taps Kho as executive editor

June 6, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Jennifer Kho

The Chicago Sun-Times has appointed Jennifer Kho executive editor, making her the first woman and the first person of color to lead the newsroom. Kho formerly served as managing editor of HuffPost and the Guardian U.S.

Some text from the site reads:

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the historic Chicago Sun-Times at this pivotal moment, with its new public media ownership, to create a strong sense of connection and community throughout Chicago,” Kho said in a news release. “I’m determined to build on the paper’s incomparable legacy and make the most of this huge opportunity to create a new model of community-supported journalism as an inclusive, trusted source of cohesion, empathy, and positive change.”

Kho currently is a digital media consultant. She is vice president of journalism and information equity for DoGoodery, which helps organizations reach their impact goals, and president of the Journalism and Women Symposium. She advises several news organizations and belongs to the Asian American Journalists Association among other professional groups.

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