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Miami Herald names new biz editor

June 2, 2009


Jane Wooldridge, the travel editor at the Miami Herald, has been named the paper’s new business editor.

Wooldridge replaces Lisa Gibbs, who left last month to return to Money magazine.

“I’m excited about working with a superb staff to cover the stories that most directly impact our South Florida readers,” said Wooldridge to Talking Biz News. Her start date has not yet been determined. Wooldridge says she has a few commitments in her current job she needs to complete.

Her travel writing has won numerous awards, including the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year award in 2006-07. She has also been a board member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

As travel editor, she is responsible for all travel editorial products at the Herald. Her role has been part brand manager, strategic planner, new product developer, media-and travel-trend watcher, art director, interdepartmental facilitator, budget-and-staff manager, new business initiator, multi-media specialist, production manager in print and online. She also writes, edits, blogs, photographs and appears on TV and radio.

Wooldridge has been travel editor since 1999. Before that, she was a business columnist from 1996 to 1999 at the paper, writing a twice-weekly column and Business Monday cover stories.

Woodridge has been at the paper since 1983. She is married to a local real estate development consultant and is a Duke University graduate.

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