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Patch Regional Editor Patrick Lee on Why He Jumped to KPCC

On Wednesday, July 11, Patrick Lee clocked his last official day as regional editor of Patch sites in northeast LA and the San Gabriel Valley. After a short, well-deserved break, he will slide over to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio on Monday, July 23 as managing editor, digital.

“It was too good an opportunity to pass up,” Lee tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “I’m very excited about what I’ve heard KPCC and SCPR are trying to accomplish. I think they have some great ideas and some really great people. There’s a lot of opportunity there to make a premier digital Web experience for the Southern California community. It can be a destination point for people interested in engaging community information, and I want to be a part of that.”

Althoug Lee has had general discussions with SCPR VP, content Russ Stanton and executive editor Melanie Sill, he’s not sure until he starts exactly what the make-up of his team will be. But as someone who dealt with an amorphous and occasionally redefined Patch purview, he’s ready to hit the ground running (Lee will report to Sill).

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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.

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Sacramento Bee Swaps Out Female Executive Editors

With the announcement that 2007-11 Sacramento Bee executive editor Melanie Sill is on her way to USC’s Annenberg School for a six-month executive-in-residence stint, the newspaper has revealed that current managing editor Joyce Terhaar (pictured) is being promoted to take her place.

The 51-year-old Terhaar, a native of Minnesota, has worked at the Bee since 1988. She officially takes over for the 52-year-old Sill on May 6th, and will also hold the title of senior vice president. Per Monday’s dispatch in the newspaper:

Although “we can’t continue to be all things to everyone,” Terhaar said the paper will maintain its investigative edge. “What we do best, what is most unique, is what we do with our watchdog journalism,” she told the staff.

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