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City Paper has filled its top editorial job following the departure of Evan Serpick. Veteran journalist and Morgan State University professor Karen Houppert is set to become Editor, the paper reports.

Houppert is the author of three books that looked at public defenders, military wives and menstruation. She is a contributor to the Washington Post magazine, and has been published in the New York Times, Mother Jones, Ms., Glamour and many more publications you’ve heard of. Her alt-weekly experience includes a staff writer job with the Village Voice, and work with City Paper.

“My heart has always been in the alternative press and I am thrilled to be able to lead the City Paper newsroom in Baltimore, a city that is so rich with stories,” Houppert said in a press release. “I look forward to expanding its loyal audience across all platforms.”

Serpick’s departure followed news that Managing Editor and Arts Editor Baynard Woods would transition out of day-to-day management and become Editor-at-Large for the alt-weekly. The Baltimore Sun Media Group, which also owns the Sun, bought City Paper in 2014.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.