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Former biz editor named editor of Texas paper

May 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Doug Williamson, the former business editor of the Abilene Reporter-News in Texas, has been named its new editor.

Brennan Peel of the Reporter-News writes, “Content Editor Greg Jaklewicz served as interim editor since February, when former editor Barton Cromeens left the newspaper. Jaklewicz will continue to be content editor.

“Williamson, 61, has more than three decades of experience in the news industry in a host of roles. Most recently, he directed specialty publications at the Reporter-News, including Abilene Biz — a monthly business journal — several weekly newspapers, and the home and real estate sections.

“‘I think by being out of the newsroom it gives a better understanding of how this newspaper works, gives a better sense of what it takes to get it out everyday,’ Williamson said about his newspaper experience, such as marketing and circulation positions, outside writing and photography-based journalism.

“Williamson, who was last in the newsroom eight years ago, also has experience as a managing editor, multimedia editor, business editor and twice served as interim editor for the Reporter-News.”

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