Michelle Richardson named editor of the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun

Michelle Richardson is leaving her post as the managing editor of the Montreal Gazette to take over as the new editor in chief at the newly merged newsroom for the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun. Richardson has been with Postmedia for more than a decade; she first joined the newsroom at the Gazette in 2004 as an intern. She has served as managing editor for the last 18 months.

Richardson will begin in her new role as the editor of the Citizen/Sun newsroom on March 28 and will succeed Andrew Potter who announced he was leaving the paper earlier this year to become the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.