Zuppa Named Sun Senior Editor
LOWELL -- Tom Zuppa, a veteran newspaper editor and 24-year Sun employee, has been named Senior Editor of the newspaper.
Zuppa will succeed Jim Campanini, who retired on Nov. 30 after a 30-year career with The Sun, 14 as editor.
Zuppa will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and initiatives in the newsroom. He will report to Joe Sciacca, regional editor in chief for Digital First Media’s Northeast Cluster.
“Tom’s decades of experience and proven newsroom leadership have him well-positioned to move The Sun forward,” Sciacca said. “But what is really impressive is Tom’s understanding of the readers we serve, and of The Sun’s vital role in their communities. His commitment to local journalism is what drives Tom every day.”
“Newspapers are incredibly important to the fabric of a community,” Zuppa said. “The Sun has a long tradition of being both an advocate for its communities, and a fierce watchdog of its institutions. I am honored to be asked to continue this tradition, and lead such a talented news team.”
Zuppa, a graduate of Boston University, started in journalism as a correspondent for the Patriot Ledger of Quincy. He worked as a reporter, copy editor and bureau chief for the Middlesex News (now MetroWest Daily News) in Framingham. He joined The Sun in 1995 as suburban editor, and has worked as a regional and managing editor. As managing editor/days, he has been responsible for the paper’s Sunday edition, its First Amendment and open-records efforts, and its digital initiatives.
He also has worked as an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College, teaching courses in newswriting, media ethics and business ethics.
A native of Watertown, Zuppa has lived in Billerica for 30 years. He has two grown sons and one grandson.