Tribune names its newsroom leader |

Tribune names its newsroom leader

Staff report

Tahoe Daily Tribune Publisher Paul Middlebrook has named Kathryn Reed as the paper’s managing editor.

A commitment to community newspapers and a desire to return to South Lake Tahoe brought Reed, 36, back to the Tribune, Middlebrook said.

“Kae brings professionalism, experience and local knowledge to our newspaper,” Middlebrook said. “She’s a first-class leader.”

Reed launched her newspaper career at the Tribune in the late 1980s as the crime and education reporter.

To this day, one of the most memorable stories she covered was the arrest of Mayor Terry Trupp and several others on various drug charges.

Most recently, she was an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle where she also wrote occasional freelance stories. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University with degrees in political science and journalism.

She also worked for Lesher Newspapers in Los Banos and for the Las Vegas Sun.

Reed plans to take the Tribune to the next level.

It doesn’t mean drastic changes, she said, but building on the good things the staff is already doing.

“People keep telling me newspapers are a dying entity. I don’t believe it. There will always be a need for community papers like the Tribune,” Reed said. “Other papers may cover the big stories about Tahoe, but we are the only place you will find the nitty-gritty details about the basin.”

When Reed is not working she can be found on the tennis court or on the ski slopes.

She welcomes comments and suggestions from readers. Reed can be reached at (530) 542-8047 or by e-mail:

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