The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette names David M. Shribman, the Boston Globe's Washington bureau chief, to replace retiring Editor John G. Craig Jr.
By Kathryn S. Wenner
David M. Shribman, the Boston Globe's Washington bureau chief, is named executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, succeeding John G. Craig Jr., who has been editor for 25 years. Shribman, 48, is a Pulitzer Prize winner who writes a nationally syndicated column and is a frequent panelist on PBS' "Washington Week in Review." "It's a great institution and a great city," Shribman says. "It's a great opportunity for me." Tom Petzinger, a Pittsburgh entrepreneur who was deputy Washington bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal when Shribman was a national political correspondent there in the late '80s and early '90s, calls him "the best writer I ever edited--period" and praises his knowledge of history and "keen eye for community and locale." Craig, who turns 70 in April, will stay on for a transition period after Shribman starts, on February 3. Craig says he wants to become more involved in civic affairs, which he never felt comfortable doing as editor.###
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at
the Washington Post.