The Arizona Republic names Greg Burton as executive editor

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republic has announced that Greg Burton has been named executive editor of the state’s largest newspaper and

The announcement came Monday.

Burton replaces Nicole Carroll, who recently was named editor in chief of USA TODAY.

The 54-year-old Burton has been executive editor of the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California and a regional editor for the USA TODAY Network.

Under Burton, The Desert Sun won national awards for public service and investigative reporting, Emmys for digital storytelling and an Edward R. Murrow award for a video project on criminal-justice reform.

Last week, the Republic and USA Today Network won the explanatory reporting prize for a multi-format look at the challenges and consequences of building the Mexican border wall that was a centerpiece of President Donald Trump’s campaign.

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