Rick DelVecchio, an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience, has been appointed editor of Catholic San Francisco, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
His first issue of Catholic San Francisco is Sept. 10. The publication is a weekly most of the year.
DelVecchio spent most of his career with the Chronicle, where he was a reporter for 22 years. In 2007, he joined the staff of Catholic San Francisco as assistant editor. He also has served for the past 18 months as online editor for the newspaper's website, www.catholic-sf.org.
The announcement was made by Maurice E. Healy, associate publisher and executive editor of Catholic San Francisco, who has served as editor along with his other duties for the past 19 months. In a difficult budget environment, Healy volunteered to serve as day-to-day editor of Catholic San Francisco, as he did in similar circumstances in 2003-07. He also serves as director of the Department of Communications and Outreach.