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Editor Leanne McLaughlin dies at 59

A month shy of her 60th birthday, Bay Area News Group editor Leanne McLaughlin died unexpectedly of a heart attack early Wednesday after going home from work.

She joined The Oakland Tribune in October 1989 and worked in a variety of editorial positions before being named managing editor in 1999. McLaughlin most recently had worked as an editor on the Hills chain of newspapers, which is part of BANG-EB.

Her obit includes these comments:

No word yet on memorial services. (Photo credit: Nick Lammers, Oakland Tribune file photo)

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