CLEVELAND, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new capacity, George Rodrigue will take on local responsibility for circulation, production, human resources, and financial operations for The Plain Dealer Publishing Co. And, of course, he will also continue to lead the newsroom.
His appointment is designed to preserve consistent local leadership as the company continues to leverage opportunities to create efficiencies in its operations.
"The Plain Dealer is a great community resource, about to celebrate its 175th year of service to Cleveland," Rodrigue said. "We're proud to preserve the values of that local heritage, even as we adjust our tactics with the times."
Rodrigue also announced that he has appointed Timothy Warsinskey as The Plain Dealer's managing editor.
Warsinskey has been a reporter and editor at The Plain Dealer since 1990, winning numerous writing, reporting and community service awards. He started in the paper's Lake/Geauga Bureau, covered a range of professional sports, and covered the 2008 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Most recently, as Trending News Editor, he has helped intensify the newsroom's digital focus, working closely with business, entertainment, news and sports journalists.
"Tim's a smart, high-energy journalist with a great digital sensibility and a wide range of experience as a reporter and editor," said Rodrigue. "He'll help us turn better breaking news stories more quickly, and deepen our enterprise reporting."
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SOURCE The Plain Dealer