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KPCC Hires Melanie Sill as Executive Editor

Former newspaper editor Melanie Sill was hired as KPCC’s new executive editor, the public radio station announced Friday.

Sill will oversee “KPCC’s day-to-day news-gathering operation across KPCC’s broadcast, digital and social media platforms.”

“She brings a wealth of news and managerial experience to this new position,” Russ Stanton, vice president of content for KPCC, said in a statement. “Most importantly, she has been a force of change in two newsrooms, leading efforts to restructure staffs to better compete in the digital age.”

Sill recently participated in a six-month executive-in-residence program at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Prior to that, she served as editor and senior vice president of The Sacramento Bee for nearly four years and spent 24 years at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.

This marks the second major newspaper hire for KPCC this year — Stanton was hired just one month after stepping down as editor of the Los Angeles Times.

Photo Credit: Grant Slater/KPCC

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