After 16 months as the top editor at The Indianapolis Star, Katrice Hardy has been named executive editor of the Dallas Morning News.
The Star reported the news Wednesday, noting that Hardy had guided coverage of the pandemic and racial unrest and led the publication to a Pulitzer Prize this year for national reporting.
In addition to leading The Star, Hardy was the regional editor for all of Gannett’s newsrooms in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
The Star reported Hardy will start her new role in Dallas in early August. Bro Krift, The Star’s news director, will serve as interim editor until Hardy’s replacement is named.
With the move, Hardy will leave Gannett to become editor of a newspaper owned by DallasNews Corp.
The Dallas company recently changed its name from A. H. Belo Corp. to embrace “the social justice movement underway in America.”
Company founder A. H. Belo was a colonel in the Confederate Army before buying the newspaper that traces its roots to 1842.
Hardy will be the first Black woman to lead the Dallas Morning News.