Former Sacramento Bee Publisher Cheryl Dell honored by Inland Press Association
Cheryl Dell, who retired as publisher of The Sacramento Bee in 2017, was presented the Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award at the Inland Press Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago Sept. 11.
The Casey Award is considered the highest honor bestowed by the Inland Press Association, a non-profit association with 1,450 newspaper, industry and media members headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Named in honor of the first director of the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Casey Award is intended for recipients who are agenda-setters, “bringing about change while exemplifying the finest in journalism and community service.” Dr. Elisia Cohen, director of the school, presented the award.
During a three-decade professional career in media that began as radio reporter while a student at California State University, Sacramento, Dell held newspaper management positions at Gannett Company and Harte-Hanks.
But she made her biggest impact at The McClatchy Company, which she joined in 1997 as advertising director of The Modesto Bee in California. She took her first position as a McClatchy publisher at Tri-City (Wash.) Herald, followed by The News-Tribune in Tacoma, Washington, and then, in 2008, as publisher and president of The Sacramento Bee.
Dell, who now lives in Nevada County, announced her retirement from The Bee in March, 2017.
Dell served many years on the Inland Press Association Board of Directors, and as the association’s president for a one-year term from October 2014 to October 2015.
Source: Inland Press Association
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