Veteran journalist and online editor Bruce Koon has been named KQED-FM’s news director. Koon is a former reporter and editor for the National Observer, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Examiner. In 1995, after 22 years in print newspapers, he moved to the San Jose Mercury News’ Mercury Center and Knight Ridder’s online division. Executive news editor for Knight Ridder Digital from 2002 to 2006, Koon developed the company’s shared content operation, which edited and published news, sports, entertainment and feature content for 26 newspaper Web sites. (Photo credit: CNPA)

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