Management shakeup at Texas Monthly as editor moves to new role


There’s been a management shakeup at Texas Monthly.

The Austin-based magazine said Thursday that current editor-in-chief Tim Taliaferro will move into a new role, chief innovation officer, in May.

Filling the editor-in-chief’s spot on an interim basis will be former American-Statesman editor Rich Oppel.

Oppel, who was brought on as Texas Monthly’s ombudsman earlier this year after a story on dating site Bumble prompted pay-for-play allegations, will remain interim editor-in-chief until a permanent replacement is selected.

The magazine said it plans a nationwide search.

“Throughout its 45-year history, Texas Monthly has been known for its quality journalism and an ironclad commitment to editorial integrity,” Oppel said in a written statement. “These changes will help the organization continue in that tradition and bring our excellent stories to an even larger audience through innovative new avenues.”

Also Thursday, Texas Monthly said it had made two new hires.

Carlos Sanchez, another former Statesman editor, will be news and politics editor, while Megan Creydt has been named digital managing editor.



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