Corey's promotion comes almost exactly two years after she was told she had breast cancer — a diagnosis that quickly led to aggressive treatments with surgery and chemotherapy. Her final treatments came in her first days as head of print, an often-consuming job akin to the old role of managing editor. Today she is cancer-free, and feels her bout with the disease has left her emboldened to challenges, including whatever awaits her as the next leader of The Sun's newsroom.
"I faced a year — a little over a year — where I had five surgeries and five months of chemo," Corey said. "It gives you a perspective on things, on what is important and what you can achieve. And I feel like resilience is something that we need right now."
The Sun's newsroom undertook a sharp and sweeping reorganization just over a year ago, laying off nearly a third of the staff and trimming and reorganizing news sections. In response to the changing habits of readers and advertisers, the newsroom also integrated print and digital operations and placed a greater emphasis on producing news content for multiple media and delivery platforms, not just the newspaper.