Media Moves

Texas paper’s biz editor becomes its managing editor

September 8, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Laura Elder
Laura Elder

Laura Elder, business editor of The Galveston County Daily News, has been named the Texas daily’s new managing editor.

A story on its website states, “In her new role, Elder will directly supervise the newspaper’s reporters and assist the editor in planning and managing special news projects such as investigative and enterprise articles. She will continue editing Coast Monthly magazine, the newspaper’s business pages, its League City and Clear Lake Connection publications and continue to report and write Biz Buzz.”‘I am proud to announce Elder will become managing editor for The Daily News,’ Publisher Leonard Woolsey said. ‘Her skills, talents and instincts will bring a tremendous energy to the position.

“‘Laura’s leadership skills will allow her to work more closely with our growing editorial team as well as shape our future plans.’

“Elder joined The Daily News as a business reporter in 2000 after working six years at the Houston Business Journal. She has won numerous awards for reporting and writing, especially for business and investigative reporting, and in 2014 was named Star Reporter of the Year by the Headliners Foundation of Texas and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. The Associated Press and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas that same year honored Elder for outstanding efforts to protect citizens’ rights to public information.”

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