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May 24, 2006

Carey London Named Independent Editor

Independent / Jessica Mackin Lisa Cowley and Carey London (click for larger version)
Carey London continued her meteoric rise up The Independent ladder this week when she was named editor to replace Lisa Cowley, who has resigned.

Noyac resident London, 26, was born and raised in New York City and attended the Calhoun School. Following graduation from Ithaca College in 2001, she moved out to the East End. In 2003, she started working at The Independent, ascending to the post of Southampton Editor last year.

Cowley, a six-year Independent veteran, intends to take some time off and travel. "She's been my go-to gal since I took over [in March, 2003]," said Editor-In-Chief Rick Murphy. "I really don't think we could have accomplished what we have without her. She's the best copy editor I've ever worked with."

James J. Mackin, the President of The Independent News Co., concurred. "We'll miss Lisa. There was never a doubt about who would have the final look at our stories each week. We wish her the best."

"The Independent has been a second home for me for many years. Wherever my journeys take me, I will always remember fondly my days working for the paper," said Cowley. "Carey is one of my best friends. She's a hard worker and will make a great editor."

"There really wasn't much debate about who would replace Lisa," Murphy said. "Carey is bright and well-respected by the entire staff. Her biggest attribute is she's cool under pressure, and that's key on deadline day."

"Carey is a joy to have in our organization," Mackin said. "She is determined and focused and we're confident she will meet the challenge."

"Lisa is my confidant and partner in crime. She is also a talented editor and will be sorely missed. These are big shoes to fill, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity to try my hand at a different aspect of the newspaper business," said London.

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