Melanie Sill, center, executive editor of the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., today was named editor and senior vice president of the Sacramento Bee. Sill, 48, replaces Rick Rodriguez, who resigned Oct. 18 amid a disagreement with Publisher Janis Heaphy over the paper’s long-term direction. Like the Bee, the North Carolina paper is part of the McClatchy chain. Sill has spent her entire 25-year career at the N&O and was the editor in charge of overseeing “Boss Hog,” an investigative series on North Carolina’s pork production industry that won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for public service. (The SacBee online story includes video of the announcement. Photo credit: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee)

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