OLD Media Moves

Crain’s Chicago names new managing editor

February 18, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Ann DwyerAnn Dwyer is the new managing editor at Crain’s Chicago Business.

Her promotion is immediate. She replaces Steve Reiss, who resigned last month to join ESPN’s upcoming website The Undefeated

She had been deputy managing editor, overseeing its digital operations and its daily news desk. She joined Crain’s in 1995 and had been an assistant managing editor in charge of its Focus special reports section from 2008 to 2014.

Over the years, she has been the voice of Crain’s on WBBM-AM/780. A native of Oak Park, Dwyer studied English and journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has won awards for reporting, editing, headline writing and editorial writing from the Illinois Press Association, the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association, the Chicago Headline Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Craig Newman has been hired to take on Dwyer’s role as an assistant managing editor.  Newman formerly was managing editor of the Chicago Sun-Times from 2012 to 2015. He joined the Sun-Times in 2003 as deputy design director/multimedia producer.

In addition, he was assistant managing editor/special projects, web and print news editor, design editor and blogger at the Sun-Times

Newman has also worked at the Boston Globe, Times of Northwest Indiana, Oshkosh Northwestern and a series of dailies and weeklies in his home state of Virginia.

He will start at Crain’s Chicago on Feb. 29.

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