Multiple sources point to an early-morning meeting tomorrow among top executives at The Cincinnati Enquirer, where a replacement could be discussed for retiring Executive Editor Tom Callinan.
Des Moines Register Executive Editor Carolyn Washburn, a Cincinnati native who is close to Enquirer Publisher Margaret Buchanan. They worked together at The Idaho Statesman, when Buchanan was publisher and Washburn was the top newsroom executive. (That was before Gannett sold the Statesman in a 2005 deal that landed the paper in McClatchy's portfolio.)
From her bio on the Register's website: "Carolyn came to Des Moines in September 2005. Carolyn grew up in the Midwest, in a rural area west of Cincinnati, and graduated from Indiana University. She started her career as a business reporter and business editor, covering the auto industry and UAW in Lansing, Michigan and Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y. She has been business editor and managing editor at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., and managing editor and executive editor of the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho, before coming to Des Moines."