CoStar hires Johnson as Midwest editor
Real estate news and information company CoStar Group has hired Allen Johnson to be an editor of its Midwest coverage.
For the past 18 months, Johnson has been a senior account manager at Taylor Johnson Public Relations in Chicago. That firm specializes in representing real estate companies.
Before that, he held a variety of editing positions at the Chicago Tribune. Before leaving there in October 2016, he was a source editor, directing business news coverage for print and digital editions.
He supervised a team of reporters with an emphasis on personal finance, housing, retail and consumer issues. The companies his team covered included United Airlines, Ulta and Sears Holdings.
Johnson was also a news editor and senior news editor at the Tribune, which he joined in 2004.
Before the Tribune, Johnson worked at the Times of Northwest Indiana as a night editor.