HOUSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Bischoff, an assistant managing editor of the Houston Chronicle since 1986, has been named deputy managing editor of the paper. The announcement was made by Tony Pederson, senior vice president and executive editor. "Susan brings extraordinary journalistic and management skills to her position," said Pederson. "She has demonstrated consistent leadership, integrity and commitment to her profession, in addition to being involved in a number of civic activities in the city. We are pleased to announce this promotion." Bischoff's primary areas of responsibility will continue to be the features department, but she will have expanded responsibilities and direct the daily news product in the managing editor's absence. Bischoff has worked at the Chronicle since 1974 when she started as a city reporter. She has been a business reporter, assistant business editor and business editor. Since 1986, she has been in charge of the paper's numerous features sections, including the daily Houston section, the Sunday Lifestyle and Zest sections and Texas Magazine. A native of Indianapolis, Bischoff is a graduate of Indiana University where she served as editor of the Indiana Daily Student. She worked for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., before coming to the Chronicle. She is a past president of the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and is current vice chairman of Education for Journalism in the American Society of Newspaper Editors. In Houston, Bischoff is active with Child Advocates, March of Dimes, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, San Jacinto Girl Scouts and the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.
SOURCE Houston Chronicle