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ALABAMA

Kendal Weaver has been named news editor for Alabama for The Associated Press. Weaver has been a supervisory correspondent for AP in Montgomery since 1982.

CALIFORNIA

Maureen Saltzer has been named president and publisher of The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. Saltzer previously served as vice president of the Pacific Region for Freedom Community Newspapers.

Matthew Wilson has been named executive editor of the Marin Independent Journal. Wilson is a 22-year veteran of the San Francisco Chronicle, where he served as managing editor, executive editor, associate publisher and executive vice president for news.

Michael Kinsley has been named editorial and opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times. Kinsley, the longtime co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," is the founding editor of online magazine Slate and served as editor of The New Republic and Harper's magazines. Janet Clayton has been promoted to assistant managing editor for state and local news. Clayton has been editor of the Times' editorial pages since 1995.

Mary Zerafa has been named vice president of market development and new media at La Opinion. Zerafa previously served as director of new media. She has worked for the newspaper since 1992. Jim Schumacher has been hired as La Opinion's new director of production. He most recently served as operations director at the Las Vegas Press. Also, Miguel Rodriguez has been promoted to classified manager. Over the past eight years Rodriguez has worked in several positions.

Marty Lieberman has been appointed director of event marketing for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Lieberman previously was LANG's director/consumer events.

FLORIDA

Charlie Brennan has been named editor of the Citrus County Chronicle in Crystal River. Brennan last served the newspaper as managing editor, and also worked for The Tampa Tribune.

William R. Barker has been appointed vice president of operations for The Tampa Tribune. Barker last served as director of operations for the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, where he worked for 14 years.

Kevin L. McCrudden has been appointed advertising sales training manager for The St. Petersburg Times. McCrudden has done training and consulting for representatives of more than 100 news-papers and media outlets.

GEORGIA

Alice R. Queen has been named editor and publisher of the Newton Citizen. She has been the executive editor of the Rockdale (Ga.) Citizen and the Newton Citizen since 1996, and has served as editor of The Covington (Ga.) News as well as the Rockdale Citizen.

Christopher Cecil has been named editor of the Rockdale Citizen. Previously, he was associate editor of the Griffin (Ga.) Daily News.

Charlotte D. Atkins has been named editor of the Rome News-Tribune. Atkins last worked for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, where she served as metro editor.

Robin Henry has been promoted to deputy managing editor/online news (from deputy features editor) at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she served as one of the start-up editors for The Philadelphia Inquirer Web site. Carolyn Warmbold has been promoted to executive news editor for ajc.com, from executive online producer. Jan Winburn joins the projects department. She most recently was assistant managing editor/Enterprise for The Sun in Baltimore. Gary Dorsey has joined the Journal-Constitution's Northwest Metro Bureau. Dorsey most recently was a feature writer for The Sun.

Conna Hardy has been appointed chief financial officer at The Macon Telegraph. Hardy has served as acting finance director since 2003. Also, Greta Staches joins the staff of the Telegraph as its new human resources director.

ILLINOIS

Brian Wellner has been named editor of the Hyde Park Herald in Chicago. Wellner previously worked as a reporter for Liberty Suburban Newspapers, a chain of community weeklies in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. …

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