Saundra Keyes, managing editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, has been named senior vice president and executive editor of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Keyes will assume overall responsibility for news coverage at the daily, taking over many of the duties of the paper’s longtime editor-in-chief, Larry Allison. Allison, who has been editor-in-chief since 1978, will now hold the position of editor, overseeing the editorial pages.
The management changes were announced Tuesday at the Press-Telegram, which, like the Philadelphia Daily News, is owned by Knight-Ridder Inc.
Keyes, 45, has been managing editor of the Daily News for about two years and prior to that was deputy managing editor for news features at the Orlando Sentinel in Florida.
Allison, 56, started as a reporter at the Press-Telegram in 1957 and has spent most of his journalism career at the paper, which has a daily circulation of about 134,000.
Keyes will assume her new post in mid-January.