2009-01-22 / Features

Jeanette Krebs Tapped For Patriot-News Editor Job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The former Statehouse bureau chief for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg has been named editor of the newspaper's editorial and opinion pages.

Jeanette Krebs starts in her new job Feb. 1.

Krebs, 44, will replace Dale Davenport, who has held the post for more than 20 years and joined The Patriot-News in 1972. Davenport, 64, will retire at the end of the month.

"Dale ... has worked tirelessly over the years on behalf of our community, providing a forum for debate, thoughtful and often provocative commentary, and being a vigilant advocate for the people of our state and region,'' said John A. Kirkpatrick, the newspaper's editor and publisher.

Kirkpatrick said Krebs, "who like Dale has deep roots in our community, will build on that foundation while continuing to explore new ways to involve readers both in print and online.''

Krebs was The Patriot-News diversity reporter from 1989 to 1992, then spent nearly a decade covering the state Capitol.

She left the newspaper to work for the Capitolwire news service, and for the last six years has worked for Bravo Group, a public advocacy organization.

A Centre County native, Krebs graduated from Penn State University. She lives in Susquehanna Township with her husband, Barry Fox, deputy director of the new state Office of Open Records, and their two daughters.

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