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Tribune selects new managing editor

June 15, 2008
Tribune Chronicle
WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle has named Guy C. Coviello the newspaper’s new managing editor.

Coviello will handle the day-to-day operation of the newsroom, which is under the supervision of Editor Frank Robinson.

‘‘I am confident Guy Coviello will be able to step into the managing editor’s position and effectively handle the challenging duties that come with the position,’’ Robinson said.

Coviello replaces Lisa Solley, who accepted a marketing position with the District XI Area Agency on Aging.

Coviello has been with the company for 23 years. During that time he won four Associated Press Society of Ohio editorial writing awards including two for Best Editorial Writer in the state in the Tribune’s circulation class. He will continue to write some editorials in his new position.

Youth readership and journalism education have been among Coviello’s fortes. He directed the Tribune’s Page One, which was four times named best teen journalism program in the U.S. by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. Tribune Copy Editor and Assistant Metro Editor Guy Vogrin takes over the Page One program.

Coviello is a cofounder of the national Youth Editorial Alliance, an organization devoted to increasing youth participation in newspapers. He serves on the NAA Foundation’s Youth Services Committee and has worked on the Foundation’s strategic plan with newspaper executives such as Washington Post Publisher Boisfeuillet Jones Jr. and distinguished journalism experts such as Karen Brown Dunlap, president of the Poynter Institute, and Michael Smith, executive director of Northwestern University’s Media Management Center.

As a program director for the World Association of Newspapers based in Paris, France, Coviello last year spoke to more than 400 newspaper executives from 70-plus countries during WAN’s World Young Readers Conference.

Coviello most recently served as the Tribune’s assistant managing editor. He previously held the positions of news editor, features editor, copy editor, news reporter and sports writer. During his career he has won awards for investigative journalism and sports writing.

‘‘He has been an asset and a valuable employee of the newspaper for years, and being named to this important position reflects the newspaper’s confidence in his planning and leadership abilities,’’ Robinson said.

Coviello, a graduate of Youngstown State University and Warren John F. Kennedy High School, resides in Niles with his wife and four children.


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