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Democrat-Gazette Managing Editor Eliza Gaines promoted to executive editor

by Bill Bowden | January 10, 2022 at 6:58 p.m.
FILE - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/THOMAS METTHE -- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher Walter E. Hussman Jr. hugs his daughter, Eliza Hussman Gaines, as she leaves the stage during the 200th Anniversary celebration of the Arkansas Gazette on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Gaines is now the paper's executive editor.

Eliza Gaines has been promoted to executive editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

For the past two years, she has served as managing editor of the newspaper.

"I’m honored and thrilled to become the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s executive editor," said Gaines.

Publisher Walter E. Hussman Jr. made the announcement on Monday.

"She's been doing an excellent job," said Hussman. 

Gaines is Hussman’s daughter and the fourth generation of the Hussman family to be in the newspaper business. She is a former editor of the Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs. She was a travel reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle before earning a master’s degree in journalism in 2012 from the University of North Carolina.

Prior to serving as managing editor, she was WEHCO Media’s vice president of audience development, serving the Democrat-Gazette and other newspapers operated by the company. She’s the first woman to lead the newspaper, which was founded in 1878.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.


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