FARGO - Grand Forks Herald Editor Kirsten Stromsodt has been named the director of news and operations for Forum Communications Co.

In this role, Stromsodt will work with all FCC newsrooms across North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin to advance a variety of digital news initiatives and projects. She also will oversee operations and strategic planning for Forum News Service.

Stromsodt, who has led the Herald’s newsroom for about three years, will assume her new position May 6.

This move also means a change for Herald Publisher Korrie Wenzel, who will assume the title of publisher and editor.

Stromsodt has worked in journalism for 21 years. In addition to Herald editor, she’s been the paper’s city editor and news editor, deputy editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and director of content for Agweek magazine.