Adam Goodman has been named the new business editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, according to a memo from editor Arnie Robbins posted on Lee Watch, which tracks the newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises.
Goodman had been AME/Metro. His new title is deputy managing editor for metro and business news. He replaces Andre Jackson, who left earlier this year for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Robbins writes, “In coming weeks, Adam will be assessing the overall structure of the two departments and it is possible some assistant editors will be supervising teams that include metro and business reporters.
“Adam brings to the position deep familarity with the St. Louis business world, thanks to his many years as a business reporter and editor. His beats included real estate, banking, aerospace and defense. He moved to Metro in the late 1990s as an assistant editor and subsequently has had stints as environmental reporter, science editor and deputy metro editor. He was named assistant managing editor in 2005.
“When we recently asked Adam to lead our coverage of the Anheuser-Busch saga, he swiftly organized an expanded team of business and metro reporters and editors and helped them identify and execute a series of smart enterprise stories while also keeping on top of breaking developments. The resulting coverage distinguished us as a leading source on this important story.”
Read more here. Irv Harrell also joins the metro/business team as an assistant editor.