Rochell Bishop Sleets will join Newsday as a managing editor, securing the second top job in the newsroom. She will begin on Feb. 27.
Sleets will report to Don Hudson, who became Newsday’s top editor on Dec. 1 after serving as managing editor.
Currently, Sleets serves as one of two news directors of the Chicago Tribune, overseeing coverage in arts and entertainment, the environment, business news and education.
She has been at the Tribune for 16 years, and during that time, helped launch an initiative to increase coverage of the Black and Latino communities. She also produced Facebook Live events with newsroom journalists and experts from UChicago Medicine discussing COVID-19.
Previously, she worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota and The Kansas City Star.
Sleets has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Howard University and a master’s degree from National Louis University in Chicago.
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