SF Chronicle names first female EIC

The San Francisco Chronicle has found a new editor-in-chief in Audrey Cooper, making her the first woman in that position in the newspaper's entire 150-year history. Cooper was previously managing editor there.

Peter Hartlaub there shares, "I hang in the archive and can confirm A LOT of dudes have run the Chronicle. Congrats to our first female editor-in-chief @audreycoopersf."

Freelance journalist Jose Antonio chimes in, "Deep congrats to @audreycoopersf, first woman editor of the 150yo @sfchronicle! (And at age 37 the youngest too!)"

"Good for journalism. Good for women in journalism," concludes Greg Burton with the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

The Boston alum was also congratulated by her alma mater's College of Communication account: "Congrats to #COMalum @audreycoopersf as she is named the editor in chief of the @SFChronicle!"

Cooper wryly replies, "Thanks to COM and Prof. Klarfeld for making me petrified of spell check. (He gave me a B, incidentally.)"

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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