Kelly Ann Scott, the editor who supervised the complete left-wing shift of AL.com, the website for the once-daily, now-defunct Birmingham News, Press-Register and Huntsville Times owned by Alabama Media Group (AMG), a subsidiary of New York billionaires Donald and Samuel Newhouse's Advance Publications, is resigning her post.
According to a report on the outlet's website, Scott will become the executive editor and senior vice president of the Houston Chronicle.
Scott has been with AMG since 2018. Under her leadership, AMG ceased print publication of the aforementioned News, Press-Register and Times, all of which had once served as the newspaper of record for those respective cities.
Scott also oversaw the launch of Reckon News, initially launched as a social media-centric "space" offering Alabama-centric content. However, it has since evolved into a national website that provides news on "climate justice, reproductive rights, faith and purity culture, working mothers and families, queerness and trans rights, Blackness, racial justice, movements and more," according to its website.
Her departure comes at a time when the future of AL.com is uncertain as AMG grapples with the financial challenges facing legacy media.
Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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