Star Tribune editor Nancy Barnes is named Houston Chronicle editor

Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes, who has led the Star Tribune newsroom for six years, is heading to Houston to become editor of Hearst’s Chronicle. The paper has been without an editor for a year. Managing editor Steve Proctor was put in charge of the newsroom last September after editor Jeff Cohen was moved to the editorial page.

Strib publisher Mike Klingensmith says of Barnes: “Under her leadership, the Star Tribune has made tremendous gains in the quality and depth of the news and information we present and innovative ways we deliver that content to readers.”

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