The Craig Daily Press has a new editor.
Daily Press photographer and reporter Michelle Perry was promoted to the position of editor this week by publisher Bryce Jacobson.
As editor, she will direct the news content and lead the editorial staff of the Daily Press.
Perry succeeds Laura Elder as the manager of newsroom operations.
"Since Michelle came on board in October 2004, she has worked tirelessly to make this newspaper strong," Jacobson said. "Her organizational skills and commitment to Moffat County made her the clear candidate. Michelle's knowledge of both strong writing and photography will be critical to our success."
Perry, 23, has worked as a photographer and features writer for the Daily Press for 16 months. She graduated from Indiana University in May 2004 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a certificate in journalism.
Before joining the Daily Press staff, Perry interned at two daily newspapers and was the Localife editor at her hometown newspaper, the Sidney Daily News in Sidney, Ohio.
She has won several awards for writing and photography from state press associations, including Best of Show for her work on the Daily Press and Steamboat Pilot & Today series, "Crossing the Line: Immigration in Northwest Colorado."
As editor of the Daily Press, Perry will coordinate news stories, photos and editorial projects.
"I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue to serve this community," Perry said. "I hope to build on our tradition of accurately delivering important news to our readers first."
Locally, Perry is involved with the Craig Performing Arts Project and is the leader for the 4-H photography club.
She also helped create the Humane Society of Moffat County's 2006 Pet Mates Calen--dar.
"Michelle's demonstrated commitment to this community is one of her strongest assets," Jacobson said. "Promoting Michelle is another step toward making the Daily Press a better newspaper."