Veteran journalist Catrice Hardy to The. has been appointed executive editor of Dallas Morning News, becoming the first Black The newspaper reported on Wednesday that the 125-year-old man running the daily.
Hardy, who will also be the first woman to hold the top position in the Dallas newsroom, will take office next month. She will replace Mike Wilson, who resigned last September as the newspaper’s top editor after six years and is now deputy sports editor at The New York Times.
For the past 16 months, Hardy has been editor of the Gannett-owned daily The Indianapolis Star, which released this year Pulitzer Prize For national reporting for his investigative collaboration with The Marshall Project, AL.com and the Invisible Institute, “Mauld: When Police Dogs Are Weapons.”
His Indianapolis job also included serving as the USA Today Network’s Midwest editor, where he oversaw two dozen other Gannett-owned newsrooms and 300 staff members in three states. One, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prizes in two categories — breaking news and public service — for its reporting on the police murder of Breonna Taylor and inciting protests for more than 180 days in a row. in Louisville.
The Port Allen, Louisiana, native graduated from Louisiana State University in 1995. He began his journalism career at The Virginian-Pilot norfolk Virginia, where she rose from intern to managing editor over 20 years.
In 2016, she moved to Gannett, which appointed her executive editor of The Greenville News in South Carolina and regional editor for 13 Gannett-owned newsrooms in seven southern and southeastern states.
Hardy’s appointment was announced a day after another major Texas daily newspaper Houston Chronicle Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted from managing editor to become the first black person to run the 120-year-old publication.
This story has been corrected to show that Hardy has been appointed as executive editor.