Musical Media Chairs
FITS has learned that major shakeups are in store for the South Carolina press corps heading into the critical five week stretch before the Nov. 7 elections.
Sources close to The State newspaper have informed us that beginning on October 4, longtime Associated Press reporter-turned-editor Mona Chamberlin will begin working at South Carolina's largest newspaper as government editor.
Replacing Chamberlin on Oct. 23 at the Associated Press as interim news editor will be former AP Columbia reporter Jennifer Holland, who is currently working with AP New York. Holland, who has previously served as interim news editor for the Columbia bureau, could very well assume the news editor position on a full-time basis following the elections.
Both women will wield tremendous influence in their new positions, overseeing content and coverage for what are arguably the state's two most influential news outlets.
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