Star Tribune managing editor Rene Sanchez, 48, replaces Nancy Barnes as top editor. She was recently named Houston Chronicle editor.
Sanchez joined the Star Tribune as a reporter in 2004, after working at the Washington Post for 17 years. At the Post, says a Strib release, “he rose from covering the night crime beat and city issues to the Post’s national staff, covering education and a range of national news. In his last six years there, he was stationed in Post’s bureau in Los Angeles, where he wrote about California and the West, including the rise of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the tragic Columbine massacre.”
Sanchez has been the Strib’s managing editor since 2008.