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Herald-Leader Names First African-American Female Editorial Page Editor

The Lexington Herald-Leader has appointed Vanessa Gallman to serve as the paper’s editorial page editor. Gallman most recently served as a reporter in Knight-Ridder’s Washington Bureau where she covered welfare reform and national politics. She has also worked for The Washington Post and The Charlotte Observer. Gallman, who will become the paper’s first African-American editorial page editor, commented, “I’m proud to be the first, and I guess the responsibility that carries with it is to be good at the job and open to all kinds of people and different ideas.”

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The Lexington Herald-Leader - March 13, 1997

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