In June, The Post and Courier announced that its editor and publisher Bill Hawkins would retire in December.
Browning comes with an advertising background to the much larger Charleston paper with an average daily circulation of 87,817, compared to the Sun News' circulation of 35,736. She is expected to start working along side Hawkins in mid-August.
The Sun News has yet to announce Browning's replacement who the paper brought on in October 2007. Browning has worked in the advertising field since 1987.