USA Today names new Money, personal finance editors
I’m delighted to announce that Laura Petrecca will become our new Money editor next week and that Donna Leinwand Leger will take on a new role as Breaking News Editor.
Laura, who will replace the incomparable Anne Willette when she departs at the end of this week, will remain based in New York as NY bureau chief. She will focus on our strong Money offerings on markets and tech, as well as grow new areas of coverage, She will also work with Lisa Kiplinger, our extraordinary Money copy editor, who has agreed to take on the role as our personal finance editor. Laura will report to Dave Teeuwen.
Donna will move across the river to Tysons, where she will build a breaking news team that will effectively include everyone on the news staff. That is, when news breaks, Donna will make sure it gets out fast, and she will have the authority to call on anyone on any team at any time to make that happen. More to come on this as we restructure the Hub in coming weeks. Donna will report to Patty Michalski.
Finally, Vicky Spigai will work with everybody in Tysons in the next two weeks to relocate everyone into the central part of the newsroom, including Life, Travel and College.
Things are moving fast as we approach this summer’s spin, and we’ll all be taking on new roles and challenges as we become an integrated digital media company. Please congratulate Laura, Donna and Lisa as they take the first important steps.