The Boston Globe announced on November 14 that Nancy Barnes would be its next editor, tapping a deeply experienced journalist who has run major metropolitan newspapers and is currently the chief news executive at NPR.

Barnes, who has strong local roots and was previously the top editor at The Houston Chronicle and Minneapolis Star Tribune, will be the 13th editor in the Globe’s 150-year history and the first woman to serve in that role.

“Nancy is renowned for her commitment to high-quality journalism, her excellent leadership skills, and her passion for innovation,” Linda Henry, chief executive officer of Boston Globe Media Partners, said in a statement. “She not only brings the leadership experience of being the top editor of two different metro newspapers, but she also transitioned to running a digital and audio newsroom that has been an industry leader in connecting with new and vast audiences.”

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