Kris Worrell, who has been serving as the regional editor for 13 newspapers in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has been named executive editor of The Press of Atlantic City.

Publisher Mark L. Blum made the announcement on Friday.

Worrell has been based at the Utica, N.Y., Observer-Dispatch, where she has worked for Gatehouse Newspapers the past three years.

Before Utica, Worrell served three years as the managing editor for The Beaumont Enterprise, a Hearst-owned newspaper in Beaumont, Texas. She has been the assistant managing editor for the Times-Union in Albany, N.Y., and worked at other newspapers in Atlanta, Ga.; Newport News, Va.; Syracuse, N.Y.; and Nags Head, N.C.

Worrell, who begins her new post on Jan. 27, replaces interim Executive Editor Peter M. Brophy, who was appointed when The Press was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway Media in August. Brophy remains with The Press as lead content producer.

More than 30 years’ experience reporting and editing for newspapers and magazines in Illinois, Colorado, Texas and New Jersey and 1985 winner of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association’s John Murphy Award for copy editing.