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Lauren Gustus to McClatchy regional editor

Lauren Gustus to McClatchy regional editor

Lauren Gustus

Lauren Gustus

Lauren Gustus begins in February as a West Coast regional editor for The McClatchy Co., The Sacramento Bee reports.

Gustus, a Pepperdine University alum, has been vice president and executive editor of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram since June 2017 and previously was executive editor at the Fort Collins Coloradoan. She also has worked for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Gustus’ regional oversight of McClatchy news also includes The Modesto Bee, The Fresno Bee, Merced Sun-Star, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and The Idaho Statesman in Boise.

Joyce Terhaar, The Sacramento Bee’s vice president and executive editor since 2011, is leaving the company. She also has served as city editor and managing editor since joining the company in 1988.

“In just a short time working with Joyce I have been amazed by her passion for watchdog journalism and hands-on involvement in the newsroom,” said Gary Wortel, The Bee’s president and publisher since March 2017. “She has demonstrated tremendous leadership in local news and state Capitol coverage.”

Joyce Terhaar

Joyce Terhaar

Day-to-day newsroom management in Sacramento will be overseen by Managing Editor Scott Lebar.

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