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Daily News plucks Sackariason from Aspen Times

Aspen Times staff report
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ASPEN – Carolyn Sackariason is returning to her roots in Aspen journalism.

Sackariason told her colleagues at The Aspen Times on Friday that she has accepted the editor’s position at cross-town rival, the Aspen Daily News.

“Obviously it’s bittersweet,” said Sackariason, 41. “I really enjoyed working at The Aspen Times. Everybody I work with is great, and it’s with great regret that I have to leave this team.”

Sackariason will fill the post vacated by Troy Hooper, who parted ways with the paper, owned by Dave Danforth, Wednesday. Sackariason said she accepted the job Thursday.

Sackariason, who has covered business and Aspen City Hall for the Times since May 2007, said she plans to join the Daily News sometime this month. Her last day at the Times is scheduled for April 16.

“The staff over at the Daily News is solid,” Sackariason said.

Hooper was dismissed this week following a two-week suspension for a Feb. 19 transgression in which he was caught on a police recording telling an officer he would give her favorable press coverage after she drove him home, apparently while intoxicated.


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