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Zavala stays on at Star-Telegram

After days of hand-wringing over who was going to be laid off at the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Elizabeth Zavala will be able to keep a job…although it won’t be the same one.

“They eliminated three editing positions, including mine,” Liz tells me. “They lost too many reporters between lay offs and buyouts, so they offered me a reporting job on the day that would have been my last. I took it, of course. It was scary, that week I thought I was going to lose my job…. in the end, I’m grateful I could stay in this capacity. I still love journalism, and reporting is how it all began, so I’ll more than make the best of it. I’ll enjoy it, too.”

Liz rejoined the Star-Telegram in 2007 after a 7-yr run at the Dallas Morning News, where she held various bureau editing positions. Before that, she was assistant business editor at the S-T, where she spent 10 years in various editing positions. She helped launch the Spanish-language newspaper La Estrella in 1994, and served as its editor for three years before moving to business news.

Liz is currently VP of Print of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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