SAN ANTONIO, September 21, 2011 -- Kyrie O'Connor, senior editor of the Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle, has been named interim editor of the San Antonio Express-News.
O'Connor joined the Houston Chronicle in 2003 as deputy managing editor/features, and was later senior editor/features and Texas features editor.
At the Chronicle, she
wrote a daily memo to her
staff about trends in popular culture and discoveries she
made about life in Houston.
O'Connor eventually turned the memo into "MeMo," one of the Chronicle's first blogs and, in 2005, won an EPpy award from Editor & Publisher for the effort.
She is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me. In 1989, O'Connor joined The Hartford Courant as a copy editor, soon moving into editor roles in the features department and eventually assistant managing editor.
led the creation and redesign of many of the newspaper's feature sections.
O'Connor began her journalism career at Connecticut's Bristol Press and later covered the state legislature for a small news service.
O'Connor graduated cum laude from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.