Catherine Shen, former editor at The Chronicle, dies

Catherine Shen, whose long career in newspapers included 11 years as an editor at The Chronicle, died in Seattle on March 31.

Ms. Shen, who suffered from pancreatic cancer, was 68.

[…] of her death, she was director of communications for the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Ms. Shen was 38 at the time and was the youngest female publisher of a large daily paper in the country.

Carl Nolte is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

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