Seattle Times Editor Moves East to Montana

     SEATTLE (CN) — Seattle Times editor Kathy Best resigned Wednesday, surprising her staff and publisher Frank Blethen, who tearfully thanked Best at a newsroom meeting for her three years of leadership.
     Best will become editor of The Missoulian, in Montana.
     “I love working with reporters to tell great stories,” Best told her staff in an email. “I relish connection to a community. And I get great joy out of helping journalists do their best work. That’s what speaks to my soul. And that’s what I want to return to.”
     The Seattle Times is one of the few remaining major daily newspapers still independently owned and operated. The Blethen family has owned the paper since 1896.
     Best will take over at the Missoulian on June 27.

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