Friday, June 02, 2006

Sports changes at the Merc

Mixed emotions today on the announcement from the San Jose Mercury News that Rachel Wilner has been promoted to sports editor.

Hooray for her -- a former copy editor and designer at the L.A. Times before moving to the Merc 10 years ago -- for ascending to the rare ranks of women sports editors.

But sadness that Craig Lancaster, who had been the sports editor, suddenly resigned. I had gotten to know Craig as a friend through the American Copy Editors Society. Don't have any details, so here's hoping for the best.

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