Brewer named editor in Redding, Calif.
Wed, April 02, 2003 by Mark Kroeger
CINCINNATI – Kelly Brewer, whose newsroom leadership has helped The Albuquerque Tribune earn national recognition for journalistic excellence, has been named editor of the Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif., effective June 1. Brewer, 43, succeeds Tom King who last month announced that he was retiring after serving seven years as editor of the Redding newspaper. The Record Searchlight and The Tribune are both owned and operated by The E. W. Scripps Company."Kelly Brewer is one of the most creative and promising newspaper editors in the country," said Alan M. Horton, senior vice president/newspapers for Scripps. "Our readers in Redding will soon benefit from her thoughtful editing, deep sense of fair play and flair for community journalism."Phill Casaus will succeed Brewer as editor of The Tribune, also effective June 1. Casaus has been managing editor of the Albuquerque newspaper since 2001. "The Tribune will be in excellent hands under Phill Casaus’ leadership," Horton said. "Having spent most of his life in Albuquerque, Phill is totally dedicated to his community and to his craft. He joins a long list of distinguished editors who have made The Tribune the quality newspaper that it is today." Brewer moves to Redding after serving two years as editor of The Albuquerque Tribune. Under her direction, the newspaper won the 2002 Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Public Service Reporting. The Tribune’s winning entry was a three-week series, "The State of Our Children," which documented the difficulties and challenges that confront children who live in poverty in New Mexico. Brewer was named editor of The Tribune in 2001 after serving two years as the newspaper's managing editor. She first joined The Tribune in 1983 as a reporter and copy editor. After working briefly as a student newspaper adviser at the University of California at San Francisco, Brewer returned to The Tribune and has since served as the newspaper’s assistant managing editor, assistant news editor and news editor.A 1982 graduate of the University of New Mexico, Brewer also has worked as a reporter for The Associated Press (1982-83) and as a freelance book editor, with a concentration on behavioral and social science textbooks published by Basic Books, Lexington Books and McGraw-Hill.Casaus, 40, was named managing editor of The Tribune after serving two years as the newspaper's city editor. He joined The Tribune in 1997 as deputy sports editor. He has been a newspaper journalist in Albuquerque since 1989 when he joined the Albuquerque Journal as an assistant sports editor. While at the Journal he worked as a sports writer and a city desk general assignment writer. Casaus graduated in 1986 from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in political science.The Albuquerque Tribune and the Record Searchlight are owned and operated by The E. W. Scripps Company. The Tribune, an afternoon newspaper and minority partner in a joint operating agreement, publishes six days a week, Monday through Saturday. It has a daily circulation of about 16,000 newspapers. The Record Searchlight, a morning newspaper, publishes seven days a week, with a daily circulation of about 35,000. The Record Searchlight has a Sunday circulation of about 40,000 newspapers. Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Home & Garden and Food Network each can be seen in about 80 million U.S. television households. Scripps Networks is home to three of the Internet’s most popular Web sites – foodnetwork.com, hgtv.com and diynet.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries. The company’s home shopping subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 45 million full-time equivalent U.S. households.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.