OLD Media Moves

Detroit News names new business editor

October 9, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Veteran business journalist Susan Carney was named business editor of The Detroit News on Monday, according to a short story in the paper.

Susan CarneyThe story stated, “Carney, 47, joined the newspaper in 2001 as a reporter covering DaimlerChrysler AG and automotive suppliers. Carney subsequently served as assistant auto editor, deputy business editor and auto editor. In the latter role, she has directed the newspaper’s award-winning auto coverage.

“‘Sue is a veteran journalist who understands the auto industry, Metro Detroit and Michigan’s evolving economy,’ said Jonathan Wolman, editor and publisher of The News. ‘She is the right person to help our readers understand the massive challenges facing our area and its top businesses.’

“Carney replaces Mark Truby, who recently resigned to take a top public relations position at Ford Motor Co.

“Carney is a native of Detroit. Prior to joining The News, she worked for Automotive News, the Ann Arbor News and the Bangor Daily News in Bangor, Maine. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.”

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