2 Sentinel veterans to lead newsroom
A new but familiar management team is now leading The Daily Sentinel newsroom.
Mike Wiggins, 37, who has run newsgathering operations for the past year as city editor, is now the Sentinel’s managing editor. Duffy Hayes, 41, who has run the GJSentinel.com website in addition to his most recent assignment as the assistant city editor and Mesa County reporter, will take over as city editor.
Laurena Mayne Davis, 49, who took over as managing editor in 2009, will move to new duties as director of marketing and head of new product development.
“While this does constitute a significant change, we have taken steps to maintain as much continuity in the newsroom as possible,” Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton said. “Mike and Duffy are both smart, capable people who came up within the system. They have the respect of their colleagues in the newsroom. I expect that Mike will be able to build upon the sound foundation Laurena has built, and Duffy will be a great help in doing so.”
Under Davis’ leadership, the Sentinel produced “Monumental Majesty,” commemorating the centennial of Colorado National Monument, and is preparing to publish another book, “Drink It In: Discovering Western Colorado Wine,” by staff writer and wine columnist Dave Buchanan.
Davis is taking the place of Lynn Lickers, who has headed the Sentinel’s marketing efforts for 15 years and is taking a new job at the Colorado Mesa University Foundation.