John Bowman, editor of the Hayward Daily Review, will replace San Mateo County Times executive editor Jennifer Aquino, who will become assistant city editor of the San Jose Mercury News. All three papers are owned by MediaNews Group’s California Newspapers Partnership. A date for the changes hasn’t been set.
Bowman has been editor of the Hayward paper since December 2004. He was previously editor of the San Mateo paper for two years. Before joining the Times in 2002, Bowman was a reporter and editor at Business First, San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal and Electronic Business magazine.
Aquino, who is on the Press Club’s board of directors, became executive editor of the Times last August after having served as the paper’s managing editor. While executive editor, the Times won a James Madison award from SPJ for forcing health officials to report facilities where patients suffered from norovirus. Prior to joining the Times in 2005, Aquino was associate editor of the Palo Alto Weekly. She previously worked as an editor for the Independent Newspaper Group and was a reporter at the Stockton Record.