Don Blount will become editor of The Record in Stockton later this month, the newspaper reports. He has been managing editor since 2005 and will succeed Mike Klocke, who becomes community relations director at University of the Pacific.
Blount is a former assistant managing editor at The Modesto Bee and deputy business editor at The Sacramento Bee.
Klocke had been editor in Stockton since 2004 and has been part of The Record staff for a total of 27 years.
“We will miss Mike’s guidance,” said Publisher Roger Coover, “but I am comforted knowing we should have a smooth leadership transition between Mike and Don.”