Friday, July 21, 2006

SF Examiner gets 3rd editor in two years

The San Francisco Examiner has promoted James Pimentel from managing editor to executive editor, the AP reports. He will be the free daily's third executive editor in two years. He replaces Malcolm Kirk, who resigned after seven months on the job. Pimentel began his newspaper career at the Oakland Tribune in 1984. He joined The Examiner in 2001 as sports editor before becoming managing editor in 2003. During his tenure there, Pimentel has led the paper's transition to tabloid format and its launch of zoned editions in San Mateo County.