Terry Greenberg, managing editor of the Pasadena Star-News and a veteran of five Southern California newspapers, has been named editor of the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle.
Greenberg, 36, takes over as head of the 22,433-circulation daily’s editorial department. Marvin Sosna, who retired Dec. 31, was editor of the News Chronicle for 26 years.
Before joining the Pasadena paper in 1988, Greenberg worked for the Redlands Daily Facts, the San Bernardino Sun, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, where he was an assistant news editor.
Greenberg, a graduate of Cal State Northridge, will direct a newsroom staff of 35 in Thousand Oaks.
He said he prefers working for community newspapers over large metropolitan dailies because of a closer relationship with readers.
“I’ve always likened it to the difference between working for a big medical center and being a country doctor,” said Greenberg, who starts his new job Feb. 6.
The News Chronicle, created through the 1965 merger of two fledgling Conejo Valley daily newspapers, is part of the John P. Scripps Newspapers Inc. chain.