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Observer appoints top editor

Observer Staff Report | Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Observer General Board elected Sports Editor Allan Joseph as the 2012-13 Editor-in-Chief on Sunday.

Joseph, a junior Economics and Arts and Letters Preprofessional double major, is a native of Dublin, Ohio.

A resident of Saint Edward’s Hall, Joseph has led several sports beats, including football, hockey, women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse.

“I’m thrilled, honored and humbled by this opportunity to lead The Observer,” Joseph said. “I know the experience will have as many challenges as opportunities, but I’m excited to tackle those challenges with the dedicated, talented staff we have.”

Joseph became Sports Editor in the spring of 2011 and led coverage of Irish hockey’s trip to the 2011 Frozen Four and, as a beat writer, the 2010 women’s soccer National Championship.

“Allan has raised the bar this past year as Sports Editor, specifically in staff development and increasing the Sports Department’s focus on in-depth stories,” outgoing Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer said. “Working with Allan has been a pleasure over the last three years, and I know he will continue to set high goals for himself and others at The Observer.”

Joseph said he expects to continue learning from The Observer even as he rises in its ranks.

“I’m looking forward to making The Observer even better than it already is, and I know I’ll have a lot of great experiences along the way.”

Joseph will take over as Editor-in-Chief on March 5.