Crain’s Detroit hires Snell to cover politics/Detroit
Robert Snell, who was The Detroit News’ lead reporter for its Detroit bankruptcy coverage and who covered federal courts and agencies, has been hired by Crain’s Detroit Business to cover the city of Detroit and regional politics.
A story on its website states, “Snell, 43, also covered U.S. District Court and federal agencies in Detroit, including the Department of Justice, FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration.
“He previously served as a beat reporter covering General Motors and led coverage of the automaker’s historic bankruptcy.
“The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named Snell its 2014 Journalist of the Year. He also won a 2010 award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his breaking news coverage of the GM bankruptcy.
“‘Robert is a modern watchdog reporter,’ said Crain’s Editor Jennette Smith. ‘He will help us find new angles, new ways of presenting data, and new ways to present our big enterprise projects across platforms.'”
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