Pearl Stewart was the editor of the Oakland Tribune for one year beginning December 1992, the first African-American woman editor of a metropolitan daily newspaper. Said to be "well known for her dogged reporting," she was hired by David Burgin, who took a seven-month absence. Stewart resigned when Burgin returned, saying that she respected him "but it is not possible for me to work with" him.
Later, she was director of career development and an instructor at Florida A&M's School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, and in January 2005 she became managing editor of the "black-oriented Chicago Defender." She resigned two months later.
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