Shelby Coffey III, senior vice president and editor of the Dallas Times Herald, will join The Times as deputy associate editor effective Sept. 1, William F. Thomas, editor and executive vice president, announced Monday.
Coffey, 39, will be deputy to Associate Editor Jean Sharley Taylor, whose responsibilities include The Times' View, Calendar, Food, Travel and Real Estate sections, as well as the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Television Times and the Book Review.
Prior to being named editor of the Dallas Times Herald in January of 1986, Coffey was editor of U.S. News & World Report. He came to U.S. News after 17 years at the Washington Post, where he last served as assistant managing editor for national news. Other positions at the Washington Post included deputy managing editor, assistant managing editor of the Style section and editor of the Post's magazine, Potomac.
Coffey, a graduate of the University of Virginia, is married and the father of two.