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N.Y. Daily News Names New Editors

March 24, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Daily News announced Thursday that it has named Edward Kosner as editor in chief and Michael Goodwin as senior executive editor.

Kosner, who was the editor of the News’ Sunday edition, replaces Debby Krenek, who had been editor in chief since 1997. Chairman and co-publisher Mortimer B. Zuckerman said Krenek recently informed him she wished to pursue other opportunities.

Goodwin, 50, has been editorial page editor since 1995. No replacement was announced for that position.

Zuckerman credited Kosner with revitalizing the Sunday edition over the past year and added: ``I know he will bring the same energy, creativity, focus and integrity to every day’s edition of the paper.″

Kosner, 62, began his career at the New York Post and worked 16 years for Newsweek magazine, serving as editor from 1975 to 1979. He also was editor of New York magazine for 13 years and editor in chief of Esquire magazine for four years. He joined the Daily News as Sunday editor in 1998.

``The Daily News has always been a part of my life in New York,″ Kosner said. ``It’s an honor and a thrill to be asked to edit the paper I have been reading as long as I can remember.″

Zuckerman praised the job that Krenek did as editor, noting she oversaw investigative projects that exposed the city’s most sued doctors and revealed the seriousness of the problem of asthma in New York. During her tenure, the paper also crusaded for discounted transit fares.

``I leave with some sadness and regret but pride in our accomplishments over the last couple of years,″ Krenek said in a statement. ``We got the subway fare lowered, by God, and that’s what this paper is all about.″

Goodwin joined the News in 1993 as deputy editor of the editorial page after serving as city hall bureau chief for The New York Times. As editor of the page he oversaw a series of editorials on reviving the famed Apollo Theater that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize.

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