Ward, Harvey to lead Times
Two Aspen Times staffers who were assigned interim duties as co-editors of the newspaper in February have been formally named to executive positions overseeing the Times’ editorial department.Bob Ward has been named editor, and Allyn Harvey is now the Times’ managing editor.Ward will oversee the Aspen Times Weekly and take responsibility for overall operations of the editorial department, while Harvey is in charge of the Times daily edition, published Monday through Friday.The two men will divvy up the responsibilities of former Editor in Chief Mike Hagan, who resigned in February.”I am excited about what Bob and Allyn as a team bring to The Aspen Times,” said Publisher Jenna Weatherred. “They both have tremendous news experience and commitment to our community.”Ward, 40, worked as a reporter at The Aspen Times from 1994-98, before taking a job with the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah. He was based in Salt Lake City, covering the state Legislature and Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Games. Ward returned to the Times in October 2002 as editor of the weekly edition, which is published on Thursdays.”It’s been a long time as interim editors, in this limbo state,” Ward said. “We’re really happy, and honored, to get on with it.”Harvey, 39, joined the Times’ reporting staff in September 1998 after a stint at the Journal of the San Juan Islands in Washington. He was named assistant editor in January 2003.”Who would have thought I’d be editing the paper I used to sell on the streets as kid?” Harvey said. “We’re going to have a blast.”
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