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Cleveland Plain Dealer Editor Debra Adams Simmons, the newspaper's first Black female editor, takes job as vice president of newspaper's parent company

Debra Adams Simmons By Kathy Wray Coleman,  Editor-in-Chief,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473    ( ) /   ( ) K athy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist  who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper CLEVELAND, Ohio-Debra Adams Simmons, the first Black female editor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, has been named vice president of news development for Advance Local, a parent company which owns the Plain Dealer and some 30 other newspapers nationwide. Her last day of work is April 21. Managing Editor Thom Fladung will continue with the day to day operations of the newspaper, newspaper officials said earlier today, while a national search is underway for a replacement editor. Simmons became editor in 2010 and is a former editor of