Media News names copy desk chief, hires two new copy editors

January 21, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Lynne Pate named a copy desk chief and hired two new copy editors.

Lynne Pate has been promoted to copy desk chief for She joined the copy desk in 2017 and worked diligently to carve out a key role in making sure our coverage is clean, clear and succinct. As senior copy editor, Lynne will oversee our copy desk, manage our internal stylebook, and help staff maintain our high editorial standards.

Larry O’Connor has joined the team as a copy editor. O’Connor comes to us from the New York Post, where he most recently worked as chief copy editor for the business team. Over the course of his career, he has worked at newspapers in Canada and the United States, including a seven-year stint at The Wall Street Journal.

O’Connor graduated from Carleton University. He majored in journalism and minored in political science. He is also the author of a memoir, “Tip of the Iceberg,” and a hockey-based novel, “The Penalty Box.”

Another new hire for the copy edit team is Vincent Sherry, who comes to from Law360, where he was editing tax, employment and insurance-law articles. Sherry is a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University with a degree in journalism.

He has copy edited at newspapers up and down the East Coast. He started as an intern at The Philadelphia Inquirer and later plied his craft at The Star-Ledger in Newark, The Buffalo News, The New York Daily News and The Washington Post.


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