Nancy McCarthy has been named editor of the Cannon Beach Gazette and the Seaside Signal.
“Few journalists know more about Cannon Beach or are better acquainted with Seaside than Nancy McCarthy,” said Daily Astorian Publisher Steve Forrester. “I am pleased that Nancy will take this position, while continuing as the Astorian’s reporter covering south Clatsop County.
McCarthy is a six-year resident of Cannon Beach and has been employed by The Daily Astorian for five years. In 2007 she was editor of the Cannon Beach Gazette, then owned by Country Media, Inc.
“I am very excited to be given the opportunity to serve the readers of Cannon Beach and Seaside as editor of the Gazette and Signal,” said McCarthy. “Cannon Beach is my home, and South County has been my beat for The Daily Astorian for nearly five years.
Through these three newspapers, our local staff and I intend to continue reporting the issues and writing about the people in these wonderful communities as thoroughly as possible.”
Forrester also announced that Dan Haag will become the Gazette’s reporter. Haag has written extensively for Coast Weekend and other coastal publications such as Oregon Coast Today and Oregon Coast Magazine. His family was proprietor of Haystack Video in Cannon Beach 1996-2001. He and his wife have lived in Manzanita for 11 years.
McCarthy and Haag will be based in the Astorian’s Seaside office, which will also house the Seaside Signal.
This story originally appeared in Daily Astorian.