Idaho Statesman publisher Mi-Ai Parrish has been named the president and publisher of the Kansas City Star, the McClatchy Co., which owns both papers, announced today. Parrish, 40, has been the Statesman's publisher since 2006. You can read the Star's full story here, and the Statesman's announcement here, which says McClatchy is “searching for a replacement in the weeks to come” to replace Parrish in Boise; she starts in Kansas City June 20. It's a big jump up for Parrish; the Star's circulation is 259,258 daily and 357,450 Sunday, according to McClatchy, while the Statesman's is 61,636 daily and 81,041 Sunday.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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