An original member of the National Post reporting team is coming back to run the paper.
Postmedia Network Inc., which owns the Post, announced in a statement Monday that Anne Marie Owens will become the paper’s editor in chief next month.
Owens was a national reporter at the publication when it launched in 1998. She went on to hold several different managerial roles at the Post before moving to Maclean’s magazine, where she has worked as deputy editor for past three years.
Owens “is deeply grounded in the editorial DNA of the National Post,” Gerry Nott, the National Post’s senior-vice president, said in a release. “Her time away has given her an even deeper insight into how to enhance what is truly a unique and compelling news product.”
Owens helped oversee the redesign of Maclean’s website and tablet edition, the Postmedia statement said. Plans are currently in the works to relaunch the websites, mobile and tablet apps for all Postmedia newspapers. The Ottawa Citizen launched their new editions last week.
Stephen Meurice, the Post’s previous editor in chief, left in March after 17 years at the paper.