OLD Media Moves

Virginia Business hires Foster as its new editor

May 14, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Richard Foster (Photo by Caroline Martin)

Richard Foster has been hired as editor in chief of Virginia Business magazine, effective May 28.

A story on its website states, “Foster will succeed Robert Powell who’s retiring after a 43-year-journalism career, including nearly 15 years as Virginia Business’ editor. Powell will remain with the magazine during a transition period in an advisory role.

“‘Virginia Business will always be in debt to Robert Powell for his many years of great editorial leadership at the magazine,’ said Publisher Bernie Niemeier. ‘We are equally delighted to welcome someone with Richard Foster’s demonstrated talent, magazine experience and statewide reporting excellence to our staff.’

“‘As always, our readers should continue to expect great things from Virginia Business, the commonwealth’s leading source for business intelligence.’ Niemeier added.

“Foster’s journalism career spans nearly three decades, including 13 years as a freelance writer for Virginia Business. During that time, he’s won several state and national journalism awards.”

Read more here.

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