Chief News Officer
Chief News Officer Robyn Tomlin is a veteran journalist, media executive and leader in local news transformation efforts. She previously served as McClatchy's vice president for local news, president and editor of The News & Observer and Southeast regional editor. Before joining McClatchy, Tomlin was the VP/managing editor of The Dallas Morning News and did a stint as the VP of communications/chief digital officer at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. She was the founding editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome in New York City. She also spent a decade with the New York Times Regional Media Group, serving as the company’s director of editorial innovation and as the top editor of three dailies: the StarNews in Wilmington, N.C., the Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner and the TimesDaily in Florence, Alabama. A four-time Pulitzer jurist, she currently sits on the boards of the News Leaders Association, the National Press Foundation, the UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism’s Board of Advisors and the N.C. Open Government Coalition. She is currently a coach in the Poynter Institute's Media Transformation Challenge (MTC) program.