Andrew Julien Named Executive Editor of the New York Daily News

From a story on by Larry McShane headlined “Andrew Julien taking over as executive editor of the Daily News”:

Veteran news executive Andrew Julien was named executive editor of the Daily News, bringing him back to the city where he grew up….

Julien comes to the 102-year-old tabloid after three decades with the Hartford Courant, where he was part of the team that won a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a state lottery employee’s workplace shooting rampage. Under his leadership, the Courant was also a finalist for a 2013 Pulitzer for its reporting on the Sandy Hook massacre.

He had been overseeing the Daily News editorial department on an interim basis since September, and will start his new position on Monday….

Across his journalism career, Julien worked as a reporter, editor and publisher. He has also been a key leader for Tribune Publishing, parent company of the Courant, helping to develop and implement corporate strategies for transforming the business model for news.

Frank Pine, executive editor of MediaNews Group and Tribune Publishing, described Julien as the right hire for the job.

“The New York Daily News has a rich history that goes back more than 100 years, and Andrew is just the editor to honor that history and lead the Daily News boldly into its second century,” Pine said.

New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital, owners of MediaNews Group, purchased Tribune Publishing in May, taking the Chicago-based newspaper chain private and acquiring such major dailies as The News and Chicago Tribune.

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