Connie Rux has been named editor of the twice-weekly Alameda Journal, replacing Jeff Mitchell, who will become managing editor of the San Mateo County Times, MediaNews Group's Bay Area Newspaper Group-East Bay has announced.
Previously Rux was the city editor at the Oakland Tribune. Rux estimates that she's worked for more than a dozen newspapers throughout her 38-year career. Before the Tribune, she was editor of the Hayward Daily Review from 2002 to 2004 and editor of the Eureka Times-Standard from 1999 to 2002. Rux will oversee a staff of two reporters and a calendar editor.
Mitchell was appointed in May 2006 to the Alameda Journal editorship, replacing Lucinda Ryan. Before arriving at the Alameda Journal, Mitchell was a reporter for the Pasadena Star-News, the Daily News-Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Times. He also served as a reporter and editor for the North County Times in San Diego County and most recently worked for the Fairfield Daily Republic and Marin Independent Journal.