Karen Magnuson is serving a one-year term as president of the Associated Press Managing Editors. She moved to Rochester, N.Y., in 1999 to be managing editor of Gannett’s Democrat and Chronicle. She was promoted to editor and vice president/news five years ago. During 27 years in the newspaper business, she has been managing editor of The Wichita Eagle in Kansas, managing editor of the Valley Times in Pleasanton, Calif., and editor of the Oxnard Press-Courier in California. She worked for six years in middle management at the Daily News of Los Angeles and as a writer and bureau manager for seven years with United Press International in Chicago, Iowa, Springfield, Ill., and Salt Lake City, and was a regional UPI executive in California.
At the Democrat and Chronicle, she’s charge of the news and editorial content in the newspaper and online.