Texas Tribune taps Alford as director of editorial recruitment, training and career development
The following excerpt announcement was sent out by the Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Sewell Chan:
I am elated to announce that Andy Alford, the current managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman and one of Texas’ most respected news leaders, will join The Texas Tribune in March as director of editorial recruitment, training and career development.
Andy will bring a wealth of experience to our newsroom, as well as a passion for fostering collaboration and growth.
Born in Dallas, Andy enrolled at Florida A&M University to study engineering — a background that I believe helps to explain her later success at managing people, processes and resources. We are fortunate that Andy found her calling in journalism, her major after she transferred to the University of Houston.
After a year at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Andy joined the Statesman in 1997, covering education, including the end of busing in Austin, and growth, including the 2000 census, gentrification and the growing diversity of Austin’s suburbs.
The Statesman named Andy assistant metro editor in 2005, metro editor in 2010 and senior editor in 2013. As managing editor since 2018, she has overseen a newsroom of more than 60 journalists; a near-doubling of digital subscriptions; and award-winning coverage that prompted the Texas Managing Editors to recognize the Statesman as Texas newspaper of the year for 2013, 2014 and 2016. We are truly privileged to be the next stop in her already stellar career.