Silas Lyons, executive editor at the Record Searchlight in Redding, adds regional oversight of news operation at Gannett’s other properties in Visalia/Tulare and Salinas, the newspaper reports.
Lyons, who will report to Desert Sun Executive Editor Greg Burton, Pacific Group regional editor for USA TODAY Network, has been the top editor in Redding since 2006. He previously was with The Tribune in San Luis Obispo.
“The newsrooms in Salinas, Visalia and Tulare have incredibly rich histories covering their communities and are extending that local journalism into the digital age,” Lyons said. “I’m looking forward to working more closely with these colleagues whose work I already know and respect.”
Pete Wevurski, executive editor at The Salinas Californian and Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register since February 2015, has left the company.