San Francisco Chronicle Deputy Managing Editor Audrey Cooper has been named managing editor, the first woman in the paper’s 148-year history to fill that role.
Cooper, 35, joined the paper in 2006 as an assistant metro editor. She had previously worked at the Tri-Valley Herald, the Associated Press and the Stockton Record, where she served as metro editor.
At the Chronicle, Cooper has helped launch a weekly Health section, create a breaking news team and develop investigative projects.
She succeeds Stephen Proctor, who became managing editor of the Houston Chronicle last year.