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Robin Fields Named Managing Editor of ProPublica

ProPublica announced several changes today. Robin Fields has been promoted from senior editor to managing editor; Stephen Engelberg will move up to ProPublica’s editor-in-chief; Paul Steiger goes from EIC to executive chairman; and Eric Umansky has been tapped as assistant managing editor.

Fields has been with ProPublica since 2008. She was named a senior editor two years ago. Fields began her career at the Sun-Sentinel in Florida. Umansky, previously a senior editor, will report to Fields. He also began at ProPublica in 2008.

“From her first day here, Robin has been a dynamic force for ProPublica,” said Engelberg, in a statement. “Her reporting showed how adept she was at pulling complex stories together, and the time she’s spent as an editor shows her ability to connect with the staff and bring home award-winning caliber work. Robin’s passion and her quick wit have made her a pleasure to work with and we’re very proud and lucky to have her as our new managing editor.”

The various appointments take effect January 1, 2013.

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