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Krysten Kellum to editor in Placerville

Krysten Kellum to editor in Placerville

Unnamed (3)Krysten Kellum is now editor of McNaughton Newspapers’ Mountain Democrat in Placerville, the newspaper reports.

She had been associate editor; Publisher Richard Esposito had also served as editor.

Kellum, a UC Davis alum (English and French) has been with the newspaper since 2006 and has served as photographer and writer, photo editor, special-sections editor and editor of the company’s Georgetown Gazette.

“Over the past 170 years of publication there have been many notable editors managing the news department and its coverage of our community,” Esposito said. “I’m confident Krysten will move the Mountain Democrat to an even higher level of excellence in quality journalism.”