Virginian-Pilot's managing editor leaves for top job in South Carolina

From: The Virginian-Pilot, July 29, 2016

Katrice Hardy, managing editor of The Virginian-Pilot, is leaving the newspaper after 21 years for a position with Gannett Co. in South Carolina.

Hardy, 42, will be executive editor of The Greenville News. She also will be one of Gannett's 15 regional editors, leading the southeast and overseeing three other newspapers in Asheville, N.C.; Anderson, S.C.; and Staunton, Va.

Gannett Co.'s flagship newspaper is USA Today. She will start her new job on Sept. 12.

On her way to becoming managing editor, she covered Suffolk, Virginia Beach, the General Assembly, diversity and health, and served in several leadership roles.

Hardy said she has loved working with reporters and fighting for access to information, but said she couldn't pass up the opportunity to lead an organization, especially in the southeast.

"It fit my love for the South," she said.

A graduate of Louisiana State University and a New Orleans Saints football fan, Hardy will be moving to Greenville with her husband, Eldwin, and daughter, Gianni, 7.

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