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Forum staff reports, Published January 13 2012

Forum's deputy editor to head Herald newsroom

Mary Jo Hotzler, deputy editor of The Forum and editor of the SheSays section, will be the next editor of The Grand Forks Herald.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining The Herald’s newsroom as editor," Hotzler said. "I know there’s a lot of great journalism happening there and a lot of talent and tradition in that room. I’ve enjoyed my time at The Forum and will miss this community, but I look forward to this opportunity.”

Hotzler has been at The Forum for 10 years, and has been a reporter, assignment editor and deputy editor.

In a note to The Forum staff, Forum Editor Matthew Von Pinnon said he was "both pleased and a little sad" about the announcement.

"While it’s a loss for us, Mary Jo’s new assignment will be a huge gain for Grand Forks, the staff up there and Forum Communications Co.," Von Pinnon wrote.

Both The Grand Forks Herald and The Forum are owned by Forum Communications.

Hotzler will be at The Forum until late February, and start at The Herald in early March.