There was no need to show the new Butler Eagle managing editor around the building or introduce her to the staff.
Donna Sybert started out in 1982 as an Eagle feature writer and photographer.
Last week, she was named the 150-year-old publication’s managing editor.
It can safely be asserted that Sybert, of Middlesex Township, has done it all during her tenure in the Eagle’s editorial department.
Sybert’s initial job from 1982 to 1984 saw the young writer completing articles and snapping photos of events and people all around Butler County.
Tammy Schuey, the Eagle’s general manager, said Sybert is a great fit for the position of managing the newsroom. She is thrilled that Sybert accepted the position.
“Because of her longevity at the Eagle, Donna knows our community inside and out,” Schuey said. “Also, she loves the news. It’s in her blood.”
Schuey said because she has spent almost 40 years at the Eagle in various news capacities, Sybert understands all the processes involved in creating the editorial content that appears in the paper.
“And she has earned the respect of the people in the newsroom,” Schuey said. “She really has.”
This is an excerpt from a larger profile on the Eagle’s new managing editor. To learn more about her, read Sunday’s Butler Eagle.