A familiar face will return as editor of the Shepparton News from next Monday.March 28, 2014 6:12am
Jo Breen has been appointed the new editor of Shepparton News, starting next Monday.
Jo will also take on an extra responsibility as the senior editor in the McPherson Media Group.
Jo, 48, started with the media group as a cadet with Kyabram Free Press and worked through several newsroom positions before serving as editor of The News from 1999 to 2002.
McPherson Media Group chief executive Damian Trezise said during her earlier stint with The News she was widely regarded as among the most successful editors of Australian regional dailies.
‘‘She will bring leadership experience and finely-honed audience instincts to the job of creating the best possible content for readers, in whatever print or digital format they want,’’ Mr Trezise said.
Jo Breen has recently worked as the national communications manager for Beacon, a national not-for-profit organisation working in Australian secondary schools. During this time she has continued as a contributor of a weekly column to The News and Kyabram Free Press and raising her daughters, Abbey, 20, Molly, 17, and Grace, 16, with her husband Rod.
She has also served on the board of Kyabram hospital, volunteered with Warramunda Village aged-care centre and is presently a member of the board of Goulburn Valley Grammar School.
Jo Breen replaces Kristin Favaloro, who has taken up a position with Goulburn-Murray Water.
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