The Oregonian Names New Top Editor

The Oregonian named a new editor today, nearly three months after former Editor Peter Bhatia announced he would step down to teach at Arizona State.

The new hire is Mark Katches, a highly-decorated investigative reporter and editor who most recently led the Center for Investigative Reporting, a non-profit based in Emeryville, Calif.

Prior to CIR, Katches served as the investigative editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where his teams won Pulitzer Prizes for local reporting in 2008 and 2010. He earlier worked at the Orange County Register, where the publisher was N.Christian Anderson III, who now holds the same position at The Oregonian.