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Mail Tribune Editor Cathy Noah to join Asante

After nearly 20 years at the paper, Mail Tribune Editor Cathy Noah will be leaving May 24 to join the communications and marketing team at Asante.

Noah will be the senior marketing consultant for Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford starting June 3.

In a company-wide email following the announcement, Mail Tribune publisher Steve Saslow praised Noah’s leadership and abilities.

“Cathy’s contribution to our business and culture will be indelibly inked in our future success,” Saslow wrote. “I personally am grateful to her for all of the lessons taught to all of us about what good and credible journalistic standards should be.”

Noah says it was a difficult decision, but after 30-plus years in journalism, it was time.

“Journalism is a jealous lover,” she says. “I’m ready for something new. I’ll continue to support my talented and dedicated colleagues at the Mail Tribune and Ashland Tidings, as well as Rosebud Media’s initiatives in the digital world.”

Rosebud now offers readers and advertisers opportunities for engaging in news how and when they want to — whether it be online, in print, in video or on their phones, Noah says.

“I see these initiatives providing a new and successful model for other news organizations,” she says.

She joined the Mail Tribune in 1999 as a team leader, was promoted to city editor in 2007 and succeeded Bob Hunter as editor-in-chief in September 2016. Her previous journalism jobs have included reporter at the Ashland Tidings and features editor at the Grants Pass Daily Courier. She also held positions in marketing for Rogue Ales and Seaberg, a medical device company, prior to coming to the Mail Tribune.

City Editor Justin Umberson will take over as interim editor until Noah’s permanent replacement is named. He can be reached at jumberson@rosebudmedia.com.

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