'USA Today' Names Callaway Editor-in-Chief
USA Today named David Callaway its new editor-in chief. He comes from MarketWatch, a financial news site, which Larry Kramer, the USA Today president and publisher, founded.
Callaway is charged with enhancing the newsroom’s digital capabilities. He will oversee all the company’s news strategy across various platforms.
Calling Callaway a “distinguished journalist with a deep understanding of digital news,” Kramer stated that his “expertise in both new and traditional media will be a tremendous asset.”
Susan Weiss, who has been running USA Today's newsroom since John Hillkirk left, stays on as the newspaper’s executive editor.
Callaway was a longtime vet of MarketWatch, a global news operation. Since 1999, he has served in various editorial posts, including editor-in-chief for the last nine years. Before that, he was at Bloomberg, where he led its European financial coverage.
He has also worked at the Boston Herald as a financial columnist.
Callaway says his new position with USA Today will begin “a new era in digital journalism at one of the most well-known news brands in the country.”
USA Today, claims a daily newspaper circ of nearly 1.8 million and a combined 6.6 million readers on its Web site.