OLD Media Moves

Newark biz editor leaving for AP

October 31, 2008


Kevin Shinkle, the business editor at the Newark Star-Ledger, is leaving the paper and taking a job as an assistant business editor at the Associated Press.

Shinkle’s last day at the paper will be Nov. 12. He will start at the AP on Nov. 17. Shinkle declined further comment.

Shinkle became the business editor at the paper at the end of last year. He is taking the buyout offer from the Star-Ledger.

At the AP, Shinkle will be assistant biz editor for money, in charge of four teams: financial/Wall Street, real estate, personal finance and money and markets.

Shinkle had been the deputy business editor for six and a half years, but had also worked in the paper’s sports department.

Shinkle previously worked at Bloomberg News and at the Tampa Tribune. He also worked at the Chapel Hill News in North Carolina. He’s a graduate of Hillsdale College.

T.J. Foderaro, a deputy business editor at the paper, left recently. He is joining Harrison Scott Publications.

DISCLOSURE: I worked with Shinkle at the Tampa paper and at Bloomberg News.

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