Veteran newsroom leader and Auburn University alumna Paige Windsor has been named executive editor of the Montgomery Advertiser, as well as the Alabama state editor for parent company Gannett, a job that includes oversight of the Gadsden Times and the Tuscaloosa News.
Until last year, Windsor was the news director and senior director of content at another Gannett-owned paper, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register, where she managed a team more than 60 reporters, editors and producers. She currently leads Better Homes & Gardens’ digital team as the executive editor of BHG.com.
Her 30 years in journalism includes leadership roles with the Huntsville Times, The (Nashville) Tennessean, the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and AOL’s Patch.com and Huffington Post in Atlanta and New York. She’s also led digital efforts for The Home Depot, served as a business communications consultant and founded a digital strategy firm.
“The Montgomery Advertiser is a venerable publication with an outstanding team of journalists covering a hugely important city, especially for the Alabama residents who live by the laws that are signed there and the people still affected by significant events in the city’s history,” Windsor said. “I was also drawn to overseeing and working closely with the Gadsden Times and the Tuscaloosa News, two other strong USA Today Network newsrooms that are committed to coverage in their communities.”
She replaces former…