OLD Media Moves

Des Moines biz editor moves to opinion page

November 7, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Lynn Hicks, the business editor at the Des Moines Register, has been named lead engagement editor at the paper.

A story on its website states, “At the helm of that team will be Lynn Hicks, 46, who on Thursday was named to the position of lead engagement editor. Lynn is a familiar face to many in the community as the Register’s executive business editor and author of the weekly Biz Buzz column and video.

“Lynn will take over the opinion section in December when editorial page editor Randy Evans retires. Randy, who has spent a 40-year career at the Register, is instrumental in the success of our editorial efforts and has been a mentor to many in the newsroom, including Lynn.

“In his new role, Lynn will oversee the Register’s editorial board and A Better Iowa, a site designed to capture your ideas, opinions and solutions. He also will do some writing and outreach, including events designed to bring people together to discuss important issues we’re facing in the community.

“Lynn started at the Register in 1991 as a copy editor while studying at Drake University. His career has included stints as a business and metro reporter, covering crime, courts, agriculture, technology and economics, among other topics. He also was the editor and general manager of the Stevens Point Journal in Wisconsin from 2001-2004.”

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