Kirkpatrick to oversee special investigations, enterprise at Consumer Reports
Christopher Kirkpatrick, deputy director of content development at Consumer Reports, has been promoted to oversee special investigations and enterprise at the magazine.
He replaces Sandy Keenan, who left to become an executive vice president at Rubenstein public relations.
In addition, Joel Keehn has been named deputy of special investigations. He previously had been senior editor overseeing health coverage.
Among the stories that the special investigations and projects team has produced in recent months are a look at metals in baby food, drugs and meat, and how some furniture tips over.
Kirkpatrick joined Consumer Reports in 2017 from the Detroit Free Press, and has been working with the autos, money and news teams to help develop journalism and story telling important to consumers.
He had been senior news director at the Free Press, directing planning of Sunday stories as well as overseeing the business and autos coverage.