Automotive News hires Hirsch as news editor

Jerry Hirsch has joined Automotive News as a news editor. A story on its website reports, “He is part of the growing mobility team that covers technology and trends reshaping transportation. “Hirsch previously was editor of and covered the auto industry for the Los Angeles Times. His work also has appeared in dozens of U.S. newspapers. “Hirsch, […]

Plumb, former Automotive News reporter and editor, dies at 97

Charles R. “Dick” Plumb, who was a former Automotive News reporter and editor, died peacefully at his home in South Carolina on May 8. He was 97. An Automotive News story states, “Early in his career, Plumb worked as a reporter and editor for several small daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, including The Michigan Daily, Huron […]

Automotive News hires Walker as podcast producer and host

  Kellen Walker is now a podcast producer and host at Automotive News. A radio and podcast veteran, Walker has spent more than 13 years at Hubbard Broadcasting as a radio host and producer in Seattle. He has also produced various B2B podcasts focusing on the real estate and cannabis industries. In his new role, […]

Automotive News veteran Versical retires

David Versical, director of editorial operations at Automotive News, has retired. In this role, he oversaw Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Automotive News Canada, including their online operations, as well as Automotive News TV and Automotive News China. He is also the founding editor of its Fixed Ops Journal and was president of Automotive Press […]

Huetter to cover finance and insurance for Automotive News

Automotive News has hired John Huetter to cover the finance and insurance industry. He will also be a part of the retail reporting team. Huetter joins from Repairer Driven News, where he was an editorial content director for over 6 years. He was also a copy editor/page designer and breaking news/business editor at Reno Gazette-Journal. […]

Crain’s Henderson inducted to Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Crain’s Detroit Business finance and technology reporter Tom Henderson is among seven inductees selected for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, which is run by Michigan State University. Henderson has many achievements under his belt and continues working in monthly Crain’s Michigan Business sections focused on entrepreneurship and economic development throughout the state. He has […]

Automotive News Europe editor has been quarantined

Jason Stein, the publisher of Automotive News, writes that its editor in Europe has been quarantined after covering the coronavirus pandemic. Stein writes, “It was just three weeks ago in a small town in northern Italy where our Luca Ciferri, associate publisher and editor of Automotive News Europe, first wrote about an expanding presence of […]

Shine joins Automotive News as senior editor

Automotive News has named Dan Shine as a senior editor. Previously, Shine was director, external communications and WDI content editor at William Davidson Institute. He was also adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Michigan. He also held the same post at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has also served as a spokesman […]