The woman in charge of Minnesota's largest newsroom is heading south. Nancy Barnes has been editor of the Star Tribune for six years.
This week, she introduced herself to the staff of the Houston Chronicle, where she will take over as editor and executive vice president next month. Barnes has worked at the Star Tribune since 2002.
Her appointment as editor came in the midst of a turbulent time in the newspaper business. She has made changes to the structure of the Star Tribune's newsroom and focused it heavily on local news and digital platforms. Jobs were cut, but the paper did win a Pulitzer prize for local reporting earlier this year.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Nancy Barnes.