Newspaper industry veteran Susie Ellwood has been chosen as the new publisher for the Austin American-Statesman.

Ellwood, 59, was introduced to the newspaper’s staff Monday and will start her new job Dec. 3. She replaces Jane Williams, who was recently named senior vice president of television for Cox Media Group, the Statesman’s parent company in Atlanta.

Ellwood will be responsible for the business and editorial operations of the Statesman and its affiliates, including statesman.com, austin360.com and eight community newspapers.