Longtime Fresno Bee editor Kathy Mahan is the new district director for Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
Mahan worked at The Bee for more than 17 years, starting as an assistant local news editor. She became local news editor in 2005, was named features editor in 2008 and earlier this year became audience editor, helping all of The Bee's journalists better focus their stories.
Her last day at The Bee was Friday.
“I have cherished my time at The Bee and all the opportunities that have been given,” she said. “I’ve grown as a journalist, editor, leader and person because of the many talented people I’ve worked alongside.”