- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Veteran newsman David McCumber, who is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for Hearst Newspapers, has been named editor of The Montana Standard.

The Butte newspaper reports (https://goo.gl/bnyOTB ) the 62-year-old McCumber has spent seven years in Montana, where he published the Big Sky Journal magazine and researched a book called “The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch.” He also was part of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson in 1984. In 1980, the paper won a Pulitzer for a series of stories McCumber helped edit and direct.

McCumber, who starts April 15, has worked at newspapers across the country as a reporter, photographer and editor.

He replaces Matt Christensen, who accepted an editor’s position at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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