Megan Moser has been named executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury.
Moser will lead The Mercury’s newsroom, including news reporters, editors, designers, photographers and the sports department. She had been doing that job on an interim basis since the May 1 retirement of former executive editor Steve Cameron.
“There’s no question in our minds that Megan will do an excellent job and will continue to serve our readers as she has for some time,” said Mercury publisher Ned Seaton. “She believes strongly in journalism, she produces award-winning work, and she wants to improve both herself and the paper.”
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to serve this community and tell its stories,” Moser said.
Moser had been the Mercury’s news editor starting in June 2012.
Prior to that, she began her career as the lifestyle editor at The Mercury in 2008.
She was an intern for The Mercury in the summer of 2008. She graduated that year from K-State with a degree in journalism. She was the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the campus newspaper. She is originally from Garden City. She and her husband, Brendan Praeger, live in Manhattan.
She is the first woman named to the top editor’s position at The Mercury in at least 100 years.