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Tribune managing editor is named

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

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The Tahoe Daily Tribune has named Jim Scripps as its managing editor.

Scripps, who was editor of the Sierra Sun newspaper in Truckee and comes from a long line of family members in the newspaper business, has been employed by Swift Newspapers Inc. for four years. He is a native of Los Altos, Calif.

“Jim has been a tremendous asset to Swift Newspapers, having worked at the Nevada Appeal and most recently as editor at the Sierra Sun in Truckee,” Tribune publisher Paul Middlebrook said. “We look forward to using Jim’s tremendous talents and experience in resort community newspapers to help the Tribune continue to be the South Shore’s No. 1 source for local news.”

A 1999 graduate of University of Oregon with degrees in journalism and history, Scripps began his newspaper career as an intern at the Roseburg News-Review in Roseburg, Ore.

After graduation, he moved to Carson City to work at the Nevada Appeal newspaper as its criminal justice reporter before moving to the business beat. He was there for three years before being promoted to editor of the Sierra Sun newspaper in Truckee.

While in Truckee, Scripps was instrumental in transitioning the Sierra Sun from a weekly to a twice-weekly newspaper, building both the size of its staff and its coverage area.

The transition was necessary to match the growth of the market, which had opened it to more competition, Scripps said.

The South Shore is different from Truckee, which has seen its growth double over the past decade. Scripps says he will see to it that the Tribune continues to capitalize on the strides the paper has made over the years, including winning dozens of awards from the California and Nevada press associations.

“The Tribune doesn’t have a rebuilding process; it is a matter of conforming to what has already been done well,” Scripps said. “What I want to take a look at is what has already been done well and expand in areas that have been undercovered.”

Scripps is married to wife, Rachel, a native of South Lake Tahoe. The couple resides in Tahoe Keys. They enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, golf and dirtbike riding.

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