Robert Huschka Named Executive Editor of the Detroit Free Press

Aug 11, 2015, 16:47 ET from Detroit Free Press

DETROIT, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Huschka, who has served in key leadership positions during more than 16 years at the Detroit Free Press, today was named executive editor of the Free Press, its top newsroom position. 

In March, Huschka was named managing director of the Free Press, the number two role in the newsroom. Prior to that, he served the Free Press as an assistant managing editor, news director and design director/news.

Free Press President and Publisher Joyce Jenereaux said Huschka will play a leading role in growing the Free Press' audience, creating new ways to reach out to the community and expanding the Free Press' portfolio of products to meet the changing needs of its customers.

"Robert has the experience, instincts and leadership skills to boldly move the Free Press forward in a digital age," Jenereaux said. "Readers can count on him to increase our focus on watchdog journalism and to deliver the kind of compelling and engaging content that has long made the Free Press our region's news and information leader."

Huschka is a native of North Dakota, and a graduate of University of North Dakota. He started his media career in 1994 as a copy editor and page designer at the Minot (ND) Daily News. Before coming to the Free Press in 1999, he served in design, online and copy editing positions with the Grand Forks (ND) Herald and the Kansas City Star.

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