San Francisco Examiner Names New Editor: Carly Schwartz Was Editor of Google Insider

From a story on headlined “San Francisco Examiner names Carly Schwartz editor in chief”:

The San Francisco Examiner has named Google’s Carly Schwartz as the 156-year-old publication’s next editor in chief.

Examiner owner Clint Reilly announced the hire to Examiner staffers at their regularly scheduled editorial meeting Monday morning, explaining to employees that Schwartz will oversee The Examiner newsroom, along with editorial operations at The Nob Hill Gazette and SF Weekly….

Schwartz comes to The Examiner from the Mountain View-based search and media giant, where she served as editor in chief of Google Insider, an internal news organization that she launched four years ago. Her appointment marks the first major hire since Reilly took ownership of The Examiner and SF Weekly in January, having acquired the newspaper from its former Canadian owner, Black Press….

“This is one of the most interesting moments of our time for local news, in one of the world’s most fascinating cities to explore,” said Schwartz, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism….

Prior to her time at Google, Schwartz worked for the Huffington Post on both coasts, serving as deputy national editor in New York City and as the founding editor of the site’s San Francisco bureau. Beyond her media positions, she also lived and worked in Central America, where she founded a journalism program in Panama. During her time at Google, she co-founded Trix magazine, a publication whose stated goal aims to advance the quality of women’s lives around the world….

Schwartz will be joined in The Examiner newsroom by two veteran Bay Area journalists, whose hirings also were announced Monday.

Allen Matthews will join The Examiner as director of editorial operations….Matthews comes to the job after a long career with the San Francisco Chronicle, where he served in a number of high-level editing positions for over 20 years….

Al Saracevic was named assistant managing editor for news and sports. Also a Chronicle veteran, Saracevic will work under Schwartz to help rebuild and reshape The Examiner’s newsroom. Saracevic served in a number of high-ranking positions at the Chronicle, including business editor and sports editor. A longtime columnist and a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voter, Saracevic spent much of the past year overseeing coronavirus pandemic coverage for his former employer….

Schwartz, Matthews and Saracevic are expected to begin work on May 3.

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