Crain’s Detroit hires Livengood from Detroit News
Chad Livengood, the Lansing bureau chief for The Detroit News, will join Crain’s Detroit Business on Dec. 26 to launch a new beat designed to cover the multifaceted story of Detroit rising.
A story on its website states, “Livengood, 34, has covered the governor, state agencies, the Legislature and presidential politics for Michigan’s second-largest paper since 2012.
“Livengood was a key player in the newspaper’s coverage of the Detroit bankruptcy from July 2013 to December 2014, specializing in the financial issues at the center of the legal battle. He also covered the water crisis in Flint.
“‘From afar, for several years now, I’ve been watching Chad’s coverage with awe and admiration,’ said Crain’s Associate Publisher and Editor Ron Fournier. ‘He is one of those rare reporters who breaks news and then uses his sources, data and dogged determination to crank out enterprise stories that give his readers keen and unique insights. He uses every platform from Twitter to the newspaper to inform his readers and build a sense of community around his coverage. In other words, he’s a perfect fit at Crain’s.'”
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