The Wichita Eagle has tapped senior journalist Dion Lefler as its opinion editor. Lefler joined the Eagle in 1998, and since then has covered local and state government, politics and business.
“Opinion writing is investigative reporting — that’s where it all begins. The difference between ordinary investigative reporting and opinion writing is that in addition to pointing out the problems in society, it allows the newspaper to also offer solutions to problems that are illustrated by that reporting.”
He has previously written for The Los Angeles Daily News, The Pasadena Star News, and The Oxnard Press-Courier while serving in various editorial roles.
He has also been honored with the National Headliner Award and SABEW Best in Business honors.