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Dec 5, 2012 2:32 PM by The Associated Press

Fresno Bee executive editor retiring

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The executive editor of a Central Valley newspaper is retiring.

Betsy Lumbye will be replaced at the Fresno Bee by Jim Boren, the newspaper's editorial page editor. The Bee reports (http://bit.ly/R54xjK) that the changes were announced on Tuesday.

The 57-year-old Lumbye joined the newspaper in 1997 as the assistant managing editor and became managing editor the following year. She took over the reins as executive editor in 2006, seeing the newspaper through turbulent times that included staffing cuts during the economic downturn.

The 63-year-old Boren said he will maintain the Bee's coverage of local news across the San Joaquin Valley and will continue to transform the newspaper into a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week online source of breaking news.

Lumbye retires on Dec. 28.

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