The Root’s managing editor, Joel Dreyfuss is stepping down after two successful years at the African-American news site.
Dreyfuss made the hard decision to leave to pursue publishing a book on the history of Haiti and his family’s role in it while living in Paris.
“This has been a difficult decision because I love The Root,” said Joel Dreyfuss. “It has given me a great opportunity to apply 40-plus years of journalistic experience to an idea that for a long time existed only in my head – a first-rate editorial product with a multitude of consistent and intelligent black perspectives.”
While Dreyfuss will move on to his next journalistic venture, The Root will be left in good hands. The Root’s deputy editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon will take Dreyfuss’s place as managing editor starting at the end of November.
Dreyfuss brought Salomon to the site in February 2010 after her tenure as managing editor of AOL Black Voices.
“We are thrilled to have Sheryl lead The Root into this exciting new chapter,” said The Root’s Publisher, Donna Byrd. “Sheryl is passionate about the importance of delivering smart black news and original commentary and deeply committed to moving the news site to the next level of success.”Category: Featured, News | Tags: black news, joel dreyfuss, Managing Editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon, the root, the washington post