OLD Media Moves

Chicago suburb paper names biz editor

March 25, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Chris Cashman, former editor of the Lake County News-Sun in Gurnee, has been named the Northwest Herald’s new business editor, effective April 2.

A story on the suburban Chicago paper’s website states, “Cashman, who brings more than 20 years of journalism experience in Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs to the job, has been writing news, business and feature stories for the Northwest Herald since last summer as a correspondent and a member of the staff.

“‘We’re very pleased to have a candidate with Chris’ experience and talent to lead our Business team at a transitional time in the economy,’ Northwest Herald Senior Editor Dan McCaleb said. ‘Among his first tasks will be to expand our daily business coverage to better reflect McHenry County’s diverse business community. We’ll let our readers know more about that expanded coverage in the coming weeks.’

“Cashman was managing editor and then editor of the daily Lake County newspaper from 2000 to 2011, managing a newsroom staff of 16 and winning a number of statewide journalism awards. He joins Business Journal Editor Kurt Begalka and reporter Shawn Shinneman on the Northwest Herald’s business reporting team.

Read more here. Cashman replaces former business editor Chris Freeman, who left the newspaper earlier this month.

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