ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Steve Gunn, a 17-year veteran of the Charlotte Observer, was named Monday as editor of a five-publication communications company in Maryland, including one of the nations oldest newspapers.
Gunn will direct news operations for Capital Gazette Communications, which includes the Capital and its sister paper, the Maryland Gazette, in Annapolis. Other publications are the Crofton-West County Gazette, the Bowie Blade-Express, and Capital Style magazine. The Maryland Gazette dates back to the early 18th Century.
Gunn, who graduated from high school in Maryland, was a longtime metro editor in Charlotte, directing operations for a local reporting staff which won dozens of journalism awards during his tenture. Most recently, he has been director of strategic projects and audience development. His first day in Maryland will be March 4. He replaces Tom Marquardt, who retired at the end of 2012.
In addition to directing local news operations in Charlotte, Gunn also had an active role in developing the Observers online reporting, and its growth in multimedia operations.
Before coming to Charlotte, he worked in Kansas City, Dallas and Long Island.