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Kristin Roberts
Vice President of News


Kristin Roberts is McClatchy’s vice president of News and the first woman to hold that position in the company’s 160+ year history. She leads 30 newsrooms focused on delivering local news and information that is essential to the lives of readers and viewers in communities across the US.

Before her appointment to this top position, she was executive editor for politics and regional editor for its East Region newsrooms, including the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald, Lexington Herald Leader and the McClatchy Washington Bureau, among others.

Prior to joining McClatchy in 2017, Kristin served as National Editor at POLITICO where she guided coverage of the 2016 presidential race to produce in-depth reporting on the candidates and their campaigns that broke news and consistently led the field. Kristin began her career at Reuters, spending 13 years covering everything from Wall Street and economics in New York and Miami to defense and foreign policy in Washington before moving into newsroom leadership.

Kristin holds master's degrees from Georgetown University and Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from The George Washington University.

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