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Capital Public Radio Picks Russ

Marianne Russ to be new managing editor for news

Marianne Russ has been named managing editor for Sacramento, Calif.-based Capital Public Radio’s news department.

Russ’ biography on the public radio station’s website says that she covers politics, the economy and social issues, in addition to stints anchoring “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” She also produces stories for “The View From Here,” the media organization’s documentary series.

According to the Sacramento Bee, this is a newly created position.

Russ previously served as Capital Public Radio’s capitol bureau chief for six years. In her day-to-day, she worked as government reporter as in addition to overseeing the station’s political news service, the California Capitol Network. Prior to that, Russ also worked for WMUB(FM) in Oxford, Ohio; WOUB(FM) in Athens, Ohio; and for Deutsche Welle in Berlin and Cologne, Germany.

She has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow, two California Journalism Awards and has been honored by the Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.