Executive editor Mary Dolan's role expands to lead Middletown Times Herald-Record
Mary Dolan, a 30-year veteran journalist and newsroom leader with deep roots in the Hudson Valley, has been named executive editor of The (Middletown) Times Herald-Record, The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Journal News/lohud.
The three news organizations will continue to emphasize local news and elevate their collaboration across the Hudson Valley and New York State as the USA TODAY NETWORK New York. “Our goal is to become the indispensable sources of news and information for all of southern New York,” Dolan said.
“There is power in collaboration, as we saw most recently when we teamed to seek information on behalf of anguished readers who could not get answers to their questions about the safety of their loved ones in nursing homes” Dolan said. “Our local coverage, multiplied by our news outlets across the state, and persistently put to the governor by our team in Albany, led to the release of facility-by-facility information on COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes.”
Dolan has been the editor of The Journal News/lohud and The Poughkeepsie Journal since February 2019. Prior to that, she was the news director at both papers since 2014. Dolan has overseen major investigations, including an expose about glitches with the New York State Thruway Authority’s cashless tolling system. She has also directed coverage about issues in Ramapo, where population density and clashing cultures have led to rising tensions, and an overabundance of tax-exempt organizations created a revenue shortfall so severe that the town has been selling surplus land.
“I am excited to be leading the devoted Times-Herald news team that works tremendously hard to bring you news, stories and investigative reports that you cannot get elsewhere,” Dolan said. She said a priority will be to equip the staff with the training and resources they need to excel in the digital age and to further elevate their journalism.
Dolan will report to Hollis R. Towns, USA TODAY NETWORK Atlantic Group Vice President for News.
“Mary is an outstanding leader who knows the Lower Hudson Valley well,” said Towns. “I’m confident that not only will the Times-Herald thrive, but will reach new heights under her leadership.
Dolan is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, Bill, an attorney, live in Croton-on-Hudson and have two grown sons.
幸运飞艇4码选号技巧“Middletown represents a homecoming of sorts for me,” Dolan said. “My maternal grandparents, and great-grandparents, were all from Middletown, so I’m eager to learn more about the community they so loved.”
Dolan, who begins the job immediately, can be reached at or 914-694-5230.