Mary Lou Brink, the business editor at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, is leaving the paper on May 31.
She has been the business editor since 2014. Before that, she was interactive media and niche publications director for the Fort Wayne Newspapers in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was also the paper’s metro editor.
Before that, Brink was news editor of the Midland Daily News in Michigan.
Brink’s position was eliminated as a direct result of the final four reporters at the Plain Dealer moving over to Cleveland.com. None of the news stories published about the gutting of the Plain Dealer newsroom mentioned her position because she wasn’t considered upper-management and wasn’t part of the union agreement.