The Deseret News has hired Holly Richardson as editor of Utah Policy Daily. LaVarr Webb, founder and former publisher, will continue to be part of the team and a contributor. The Deseret News acquired the Utah Policy newsletter as part of its local and national digital strategy. Richardson is a long-time activist in Utah politics, with experience as a representative in the Utah House, political communication, consulting and advocacy work. She was a weekly columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune for four years. She served on the State Records Committee for eight years, and on multiple boards, including Hope Humanitarian, a nonprofit focused on international refugee work and Real Women Run, where she is the immediate past chair.