Carol Hunter

Professional Advisory Board
Editor, Des Moines Register

Carol Hunter is the executive editor at The Des Moines Register. She has been with the Register since 2004, previously serving as opinion editor, politics editor, and news director.

Hunter has supervised award-winning politics coverage in four presidential caucus cycles. She also serves as Plains Region editor for the USA TODAY Network, overseeing newsrooms in six states. A 1979 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism, she previously was top editor of the Press-Gazette in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Courier-News in Bridgewater, New Jersey.