Chloe, who started her career at the weekly as a trainee in 2006, succeeds Andy Cooper, who previously combined the role of editor with that of editor-in-chief of Cornwall and Devon Media.
Andy announced he was standing down last month after seven years in the role and 17 with parent company Northcliffe Media.
She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed editor of the North Devon Journal. Not only because it is an incredible opportunity, but also because the team at the Journal are the most professional, hard-working and fun group of people I could wish to have as colleagues.
“I am thrilled I can continue my career in this beautiful part of the country I am proud to say is home.”
Trevor Lee, managing director of CDM said: “Chloe will bring an energy and passion to the North Devon Journal which will reinvigorate it and help us achieve our ambition of creating a great product for both readers and advertisers.”
Chloe takes up her new post on 16 April.