Former Seattle P-I managing editor named editor of The Montana Standard
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 (http://goo.gl/bnyOTB ) 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.