CEO Tina Pamintuan said:
“Brian will continue the award-winning work of our newsroom by supporting our team of journalists as they engage our region in crucial conversations. I thank him for his willingness to step into this role as we move forward with a local and national search.”
Heffernan has served as digital and special projects editor since 2018. Previously, he held posts at St. Louis Magazine, Riverfront Times, Al Jazeera America, San Francisco magazine and the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette newspapers in South Carolina.
He formerly worked in the startup and tech industry.
Heffernan has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.