last updated October 14, 2013
Rene Sanchez was recently appointed Star Tribune's new editor and senior vice president. He is replacing Nancy Barnes, who has accepted a position as editor and executive vice president of The Houston Chronicle.
In his new position, Sanchez will lead Minnesota's largest newsgathering and reporting operation, with 265 full-time journalists. He will oversee all aspects of Star Tribune news and feature content across all platforms-including the 7th-largest Sunday and 12th-largest daily newspaper in the U.S., the most-visited Minnesota website, more than a dozen digital platforms, and 100+ social media channels.
"For nearly 10 years, Rene has been a dynamic journalist and respected leader in our newsroom," said Mike Klingensmith, Publisher and CEO of Star Tribune. "Through his superior reporting and editing, mentoring, and leadership, Rene has earned the loyalty and respect of the entire Star Tribune operation. We are extremely fortunate to have a journalist of his caliber to lead our newsroom."
Sanchez was recently interviewed by Tom Crann, Host of MPR's All Things Considered. Listen to the interview.