Roanoke Times' top editor will be replaced by Daily Progress publisher

Roanoke Times Executive Editor Joseph Stinnett will retire at the end of July, staffers were told at a meeting Monday afternoon. Stinnett replaced Carole Tarrant as editor last summer; he'd previously edited the The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia. Lawrence McConnell, the publisher of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, will replace Stinnett as editor.

Warren Buffett's BH Media agreed last May to buy the Times. The Times has seen some other recent departures: statehouse reporter Mike Sluss left to join former AP reporter Bob Lewis at the Richmond law/consulting firm McGuire Woods, outdoors editor Mark Taylor became a communication director at Trout Unlimited and opinion editor Christina Nuckols became a communications advisor to the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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