Earl Biederman, formerly of The Blade-Tribune in Oceanside, Calif., has been named managing editor of the Daily Herald newspaper in Provo. He succeeds Robert McDougall, who resigned in October.

Biederman has been in the newspaper business for 16 years, working at various papers in the San Francisco Bay and San Diego County areas of California and Reno, Nev. Most recently, he has been the managing editor of The Blade-Tribune.