October 16, 2002
Willey named editorial page editor of The Dallas Morning News
Dallas, TX --The Dallas Morning News announced that Keven Ann Willey has been named Editorial Page Editor of the newspaper, effective Nov. 20. Willey replaces
Rena Pederson, who will take on the new role of Editor-At-Large.
"Keven is a remarkably bright and energetic editor who has transformed the editorial pages of The Arizona Republic in the nearly five years she's been at the helm," said Bob Mong, president and editor of The Dallas Morning News.
Willey joined the staff of The Arizona Republic in 1980 and eventually became the paper's chief political writer. She has covered eight national political conventions. Willey joined the editorial board in 1993, was named editorial page editor in 1998 and then took a place on the paper's operating committee in 1999. Prior to joining The Republic, she was a reporter with The Associated Press.
Willey has won many awards for her column and editorial writing. In 2001 she was a Hoover Fellow at Stanford. She also has been featured on NPR, CNN, C-SPAN.
Willey graduated magna cum laude from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where also was a varsity volleyball player.
About The Dallas Morning News
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