USA TODAY named Terence Samuel, NPR News’ vice president and executive editor, as editor in chief effective July 10.
In his new role, Samuel will help lead the publication through “the next phase of growth and innovation,” according to an announcement from USA TODAY parent company Gannett Co. which is headquartered in McLean, VA.
“USA TODAY has a distinctive and groundbreaking history in American journalism and is uniquely positioned to inform the conversations and tell the stories that impact American life,” Samuel said in the release. “It’s an honor to join such an accomplished group of journalists to help lead this iconic brand into a digital future that is as exciting as it is challenging.”
Samuel succeeds Nicole Carroll who stepped down May 1 after more than five years of leading the news organization.
Kristin Roberts, Gannett’s recently appointed chief content officer, said Samuel “will be instrumental in the next phase of growth at USA TODAY.”
PHOTO: Terence Samuel