News & Observer and Herald-Sun have a new leader in the newsroom


Sharif Durhams, who made history as a journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill and has spent the last dozen years helping produce news for digital audiences in Milwaukee and at CNN and The Washington Post, will now help run the newsroom at The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun.

Durhams, who attended middle and high school in Raleigh and has family here, will serve as managing editor for the newsroom. Robyn Tomlin, the president and editor of both The N&O and Herald-Sun, announced his hiring Thursday afternoon.

Tomlin met Durhams when they both worked for The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at UNC, in the late 1990s.

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