Aspen Times announces newsroom changes |

Aspen Times announces newsroom changes

ASPEN – Aspen Times General Manager Gunilla Asher announced Friday that Rick Carroll has been named editor of The Aspen Times and Jeanne McGovern editor of the Aspen Times Weekly.

The changes take place immediately.

Carroll has worked at the Times since January 2007 in the managing editor role.

“We have a dedicated, talented staff here and I’m eager to lead the newsroom,” said Carroll, 44. “This paper has such a historic significance in this town and it’s an honor to be at the helm.”

Carroll, who moved to Aspen in 1997 and worked at the Aspen Daily News for nearly 10 years, also said that the Times is in a growth mode, with plans to hire a new photographer and reporter this summer.

McGovern, 45, has worked at the Times in both a part- and full-time role since 2001, as copy editor, writer, page designer and just about every thing else. A 22-year Aspen resident, McGovern will oversee the weekly publication that hits the stands every Thursday.

“I look forward to my new role at the Aspen Times, and I am especially excited to work with the team we have in place,” she said. “Gunilla, Rick and the entire editorial team is top-notch, and I believe we can make some great changes to the Aspen Times Weekly.”

Colorado Mountain News Media, a division of Swift Communications, which owns the Times, named Asher the paper’s general manager in January. The hiring of Carroll and McGovern helps solidify the Times’ management structure.

“I am thrilled that Rick and Jeanne have accepted these positions,” Asher said. “Their leadership is exactly what we need to continue to improve our publications.”

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