- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Lee Ann Colacioppo has been named editor of The Denver Post, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the newspaper’s nearly 124-year history.

The Post reports (https://goo.gl/wMNgCv ) Colacioppo has worked in several roles during her 17-year tenure, including city editor, investigations editor and news editor. She also was a leader during the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Aurora theater shooting.

Colacioppo, who was named to the post Tuesday, graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and was previously an editor at The Des Moines Register. She succeeds Gregory L. Moore, who resigned in April after 14 years as editor.

Colacioppo’s promotion comes amid economic turmoil among newspapers in general and during the reinvention for The Post newsroom, which recently offered buyouts to employees.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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