NJBIZ hires Kanige as editor, will overhaul its website
NJBIZ has hired longtime business journalist Jeffrey Kanige as its editor in chief and said it will overhaul its website with new features and more videos later this year.
He replaces Howard Burns, who was editor for a year. The publication, which is owned by BridgeTower Media, also recently hired Linda Lindner to be its managing editor.
Kanige was most recently editor for S&P Global Market Intelligence in New York, and he was editor in chief of TheStreet.com in 2015-16 and The Deal.
“NJBIZ is the most prestigious and relevant news outlet in the Garden State, and I’m proud to lead this impressive team of media professionals,” said Kanige in a statement. “I’ve covered global business throughout my 30-year career and will use that expertise to further strengthen the news and resources we deliver to the local community.”
As editor in chief of The Deal, he oversaw The Daily Deal, a twice-daily digital newspaper covering the day’s top M&A stories; Ahead of the News, an exclusive compilation of advance intelligence; and delivering daily exclusives & breaking news alerts across M&A, private equity, activism and restructuring.
A lawyer by training, Kanige has been a professional writer and editor since 1983. He entered the industry as a stringer for the Courier-News, a daily newspaper in central New Jersey.
As a writer for New Jersey Reporter, a public policy journal based in Princeton, he won several awards for his coverage of state politics and government, and served as a political commentator and adviser for television stations in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
He has also covered the courts for Manhattan Lawyer, a unit of American Lawyer Media, worked as a reporter for the New Jersey Law Journal — for which he established “Appellate Watch,” a column about the state Supreme Court — and was associate editor of the Law Journal, directing some of the paper’s signature projects, and assistant managing editor for the New York Law Journal.
The relaunch of the website will include additional content, and NJBIZ said it is expanding its events. In April, it will introduce a “Top Chief Digital Officer” event and host its second annual NJ Food and Beverage Summit in October.
NJBIZ also plans to expand its monthly executive discussion series that showcases local business experts.