Former Seattle P-I managing editor named editor of The Montana Standard

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — David McCumber, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Hearst Newspapers, has been named editor of The Montana Standard.

McCumber was the final managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper when the Hearst Corp. closed it in March 2009.

The Butte newspaper reports ( ) the 62-year-old McCumber has spent seven years in Montana, where he published the Big Sky Journal magazine and researched a book called “The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch.”

He also was part of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson in 1984. In 1980, the paper won a Pulitzer for a series of stories McCumber helped edit and direct.

McCumber, who starts April 15, has worked at newspapers across the country as a reporter, photographer and editor.

He replaces Matt Christensen, who accepted an editor’s position at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.


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