OLD Media Moves

Newark names new biz editor

January 12, 2009

The Newark Star-Ledger has named special projects editor Steve Crabill as its new business editor, managing editor of news Kevin Whitmer confirms to Talking Biz News.

Crabill replaces Kevin Shinkle, who is now an assistant business editor at the Associated Press. In his position as special projects editor, he oversaw coverage that led to the conviction of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James on corruption charges, the overhaul of New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system, the passage of legislation requiring hospitals to make infection rates public, and the dismantling of the state’s school construction agency for waste and mismanagement.

Crabill is now reviewing applications for one-year internships on the business desk, says Whitmer. The business desk lost more than a dozen staffers last year due to the paper’s buyout offer.

Before joining the Star-Ledger in May 2000, Crabill was assistant managing editor for the Bergen Record. He also worked as a staff writer for the Stamford Advocate in Connecticut and the Macon Telegraph in Georgia.

He has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. His undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia is also in journalism.

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