McClatchy named Tim Grieve, who currently leads the company’s digital readership efforts, its vice president of news Monday.
Grieve will replace Anders Gyllenhaal effective Oct. 4. Gyllenhaal, 64, is stepping into a new role as senior editor and director of leadership and development. McClatchy owns The Sacramento Bee and 28 other daily newspapers.
Grieve, 52, started his career as a reporter at The Bee. He later served as editor-in-chief of the National Journal and worked as congressional bureau chief and managing editor of Politico and as founding editor of Politico Pro. He joined McClatchy last year. With his promotion, he will move back to Sacramento after a decade in Washington.
“This is a homecoming for me, but it’s not about nostalgia,” Grieve said in a prepared statement. “McClatchy is in the midst of a massive digital transformation, and I’m thrilled to play a role in it – not just in building readership, but in the daily quest to produce powerful public-service journalism that holds our leaders accountable and makes our communities better.”