Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted to editor of the Houston Chronicle after serving as editor-in-chief of the daily for about 20 months, owner Hearst Corp. announced on Tuesday.
She succeeds Steve Riley, who announced his retirement in March.
Reeve joined the Chronicle in November 2019 after serving several news management positions at the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis. a reporter at The Bradenton Herald in Florida.
She was a Pulitzer Prize judge and an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is the first person of color to be named as the editor of the 120-year-old daily newspaper.