Mary Dolan, a 30-year-old veteran journalist and newsroom chief with deep roots in the Hudson Valley, has been named editor of the (Middletown) Times Herald-Record, Poughkeepsie Journal and Journal News/lohud.
The three news outlets will continue to focus on local news and elevate their collaboration in the Hudson Valley and New York State as USA TODAY NETWORK New York. “Our goal is to become the go-to sources of news and information for all of Southern New York,” Dolan said.
“There is power in collaboration, as we saw recently when we teamed up to research information on behalf of angsty readers who couldn’t get answers to their questions about the safety of their loved ones in homes. retirement,” Dolan said. “Our local coverage, multiplied by our news outlets across the state and consistently brought to the governor by our team in Albany, has led to facility-by-facility reporting on COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes. .”
Dolan has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal News/lohud and The Poughkeepsie Journal since February 2019. Previously, she served as News Director for both newspapers since 2014. Dolan oversaw major investigations, including an expose on issues with the New York State. Thruway Authority cashless toll system. She also led coverage of issues in Ramapo, where population density and clashing cultures led to growing tensions, and a glut of tax-exempt organizations created a shortfall so severe the city sold out. excess land.
“I’m delighted to lead the dedicated Times-Herald press team who work hard to bring you news, stories and investigative reports you can’t get anywhere else,” Dolan said. She said a priority will be equipping staff with the training and resources they need to excel in the digital age and further elevate their journalism.
Dolan will report to Hollis R. Towns, USA TODAY NETWORK Atlantic Group Vice President for News.
“Mary is an outstanding leader who knows the lower Hudson Valley well,” Towns said. “I am confident that the Times-Herald will not only prosper, but will soar to new heights under his leadership.
Dolan is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, Bill, a lawyer, live in Croton-on-Hudson and have two adult sons.
“Middletown is kind of a homecoming for me,” Dolan said. “My maternal grandparents and my great-grandparents were all from Middletown, so I can’t wait to learn more about the community they loved so much.”
Dolan, who is starting work immediately, can be reached at [email protected] or 914-694-5230.