Anne Brennan, GateHouse Media New England

Anne Brennan has been appointed, effective Dec. 5, as the new editorial leader for the west division of Gatehouse Media New England. The division is based in Framingham. Brennan succeeds Richard Lodge, who left GateHouse to become managing editor of The Daily News of Newburyport. Brennan is leaving as editor of, a newly launched lifestyle and entertainment website of the Cape Cod Times of Hyannis. In her new job, Brennan will oversee the MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, the Milford Daily News, and 20 weeklies based in GateHouse’s Framingham, Milford, North Attleboro and Walpole offices. Before her time as editor of, Brennan had been assistant managing editor for digital media at the Cape Cod Times for more than seven years. Her first job in journalism was at a weekly newspaper in California, before she became night police reporter at the Cape Cod Times. She covered several other beats and was involved with several investigative projects as a reporter and later as an editor there. Brennan is on the boards of the New England Society of News Editors and of the Associated Press Media Editors. She is a past president of the New England Society of News Editors.

The Transition was written, at least in part, from a published report by Bulletin correspondent Sophie Cannon, an undergraduate student at Northeastern University.