The News & Observer names new top editor


The News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun will have a new top editor starting next month.

Robyn Tomlin, managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, has been chosen by McClatchy to become the first regional editor for the Carolinas. From her base at The N&O, Tomlin, 46, will also oversee newsrooms in Durham and Charlotte and at five news organizations the company owns in South Carolina, including The State in Columbia.

California-based McClatchy, which owns 29 news organizations across the country, is establishing regional editors to oversee groups of newsrooms to help them collaborate and operate more efficiently.

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