Houston Chronicle names new VP of finance, two managing editors

The Houston Chronicle has named three executives to help lead its newsroom and business operations as the news organization accelerates its transition to digital platforms.

Jennifer Chang, the Houston Chronicle’s director of audience, was promoted to managing editor. She will be joined by Chris Fusco, former executive editor of the Chicago Sun-Times. Together, the two managing editors will oversee digital and newsroom operations.

Publisher Nancy Meyer also named Paul Pham, general manager of the Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun Sentinel, as the Chronicle vice president of finance.

Chang and Fusco will work closely together as the Chronicle continues the shift from print to digital and expands its audience, said Executive Editor Maria Reeve. The Chronicle’s digital subscriptions recently surpassed its print subscriptions.

“It’s an exciting time because we’ve got two talented journalists who are going to help me lead this transformation,” Reeve said. “It’s something we’ve been talking about, but we really have to figure out how to make the work we do reach more people — plain and simple.”

Chang, 33, joined the Chronicle in 2018 after running editorial growth initiatives at Arianna Huffington’s startup, Thrive Global, and a stint as the growth editor of Quartz, a national business news outlet. During her tenure in Houston, she helped launch the Texas Dev Hub, a team of…

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