Sharon Pian Chan has been named the new digital associate opinions editor of The Seattle Times. Chan will use digital tools to expand the Times’ opinion pages for community dialogue and manage guest column submissions.
She is currently the vice president for UNITY Journalists, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity in news. She served formerly as president of the national Asian American Journalists Association. Chan was a reporter for the Times for 12 years, and was more recently a senior producer of The Seattle Times home page and mobile platforms. Her new appointment will take effect on May 29. (end)