New publisher joins The Mirror’s staff
A 20-year veteran of the newspaper industry is the new editor and publisher of The Mirror.
Officials with WorldWest Limited Liability Company, owner of The Mirror, appointed Caroline Trowbridge, 44, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the newspaper.
"I'm excited to join an excellent staff that is dedicated to delivering to the citizens of this area the best newspaper possible," Trowbridge said. "I share their commitment and excitement about this Leavenworth County community and the entire 24-40 corridor."
Dolph C. Simons III and Dan C. Simons, co-managers of WorldWest, said: "We're delighted that a successful journalist, one we've had the opportunity to know and work with for many years, has taken the reins at The Mirror. Caroline's done a superior job at the Journal-World, and we're sure she'll provide outstanding leadership for the staff in Tonganoxie."
Trowbridge, who grew up in Russell, is a 1979 graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communi-cations at Kansas University. Before joining the Lawrence Journal-World in 1981, she worked as a reporter at the Wichita Eagle. At the Journal-World, she covered many beats, including city government, business, law enforcement and courts, and schools. She served for two years as the Journal-World's Sunday editor, for five years as its news editor and for two years as its special sections editor.
During the mid-1980s, Trowbridge worked for two years at the Kansas City Business Journal, where she was magazine editor and real estate reporter.
"My new job with The Mirror will enable me to put all of my experience to use," said Trowbridge, who replaces Cathy Gripka.
"It's truly a wonderful opportunity."
Trowbridge is married to Alan Zimmerman. They have one daughter, Sarah, who is 11.