Deirdre Hussey (pictured) has succeeded Jim Pimentel as executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner, the paper announced today. Hussey joined the Examiner in 2002 and and was north San Mateo County editor, city editor and assistant managing editor before being appointed managing editor in 2007.
“We are fortunate to have in Deirdre a leader who combines a keen dedication to the news with a detailed understanding of San Francisco and San Mateo counties,” Publisher John Wilcox said. “We look forward to more growth with Deirdre at the news helm.”
Pimentel, who has been with the Examiner since 2001, resigned on June 18 to take the post of director of special projects for Clarity Media Group, the Examiner’s owner. He will report to Ryan McKibben and will focus on a redesign and platform change for the San Francisco and Washington Examiner newspaper websites. (Photo credit: Examiner file)