Announcement from Senior Director of Audience Ryan Kellett and Live News Editor Josh du Lac:
We are thrilled to announce that Keith McMillan will be the next General Assignment team editor.
Keith has been a GA deputy since August 2017, leading weekend and evening coverage with his co-deputy, Herman Wong, during a relentless period of breaking news. The false Hawaii missile alert, the Texas church shooting, the Mount Kilauea eruption and Hurricanes Florence, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Michael transpired on Keith’s watch — and he displayed a deft editing touch, strong editorial judgment and an extraordinary sense of equanimity throughout. He also assigned and edited some of The Post’s most-read digital enterprise pieces of the past two years.
Keith will work closely with the Live News Desk and two GA deputies in guiding a team of 12 reporters.
He came to The Post nearly 12 years ago as a night copy editor in Sports. From 2013 through his move to the GA desk in 2017, he served as a Sports assignment editor, overseeing coverage of the Redskins, the NBA and Major League Baseball (though not simultaneously). Before joining The Post, he was a copy editor at USA Today and, before that, worked as a Potomac News reporter and designer.
Keith’s journalism career began at the Herald-Progress, whose Virginia newsroom was a quick drive from Randolph-Macon College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism. He also played defensive back for the Yellow Jackets — and hasn’t stopped thinking about Division III football since: Keith was D3football.com’s national columnist for a dozen years and recently worked his 20th consecutive Division III championship game as a color analyst. (Not for nothing is his Twitter handle @D3Keith.)
A native of Philadelphia who spent parts of his childhood in South Jersey and Somerville, Mass., Keith was a long-suffering Eagles fan who used to find the characters in “Silver Linings Playbook” perfectly normal — until the Eagles finally won the Super Bowl. Ever since, he has gleefully enjoyed watching people struggle to insult Eagles fans. He is also an expert in old-school hip-hop.
Please join us in congratulating him.