A senior editor at the Albany Times Union has been named the next publisher of Adirondack Explorer, the nonprofit publication announced Thursday.
Tracy Ormsbee will start the new job March 1, following the retirement of Thomas Woodman, the Saranac Lake-based company said in a prepared statement.
Ormsbee currently serves as senior editor for features and sports at the Times Union, as the lead editor for the Sunday paper and as executive director of Times Union Magazines, where she heads the [email protected] magazine and professional network and manages the [email protected] Executive Board, the company said.
Ormsbee has long been active in state and national journalism organizations and is now president of the New York State Associated Press Association, Adirondack Explorer said. She has strong ties to the Adirondacks, having vacationed at her family’s camp on Lake Eaton in Long Lake since she was 5, and is active in community outreach in Hamilton County through her church in Blue Mountain Lake.
“I am so excited to join the team of the Adirondack Explorer and continue the important work of getting the word out about the Adirondacks through its print publications, websites and social media,” Ormsbee said in a prepared statement. “And I look forward to getting to know its readers, who have such passion for this beautiful place we all share.”
Before joining the Times Union in 2002, Ormsbee spent 10 years at the Star-News in Wilmington, North Carolina, rising to features editor. She graduated from Syracuse University and also studied at the Hearst Management Institute in Rye Brook.
Dedicated to promoting the preservation and enjoyment of the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Explorer reaches thousands of readers each year with its bimonthly magazine and website, online Adirondack Almanack and a series of guide books, the company said. It was founded in 1998.