(AP) Sue Burzynski, who has held several leadership positions at The Detroit News during the past 18 years, has been named managing editor.
In her new post, Burzynski — who most recently was associate editor — will direct daily operations of the paper’s 280-person newsroom.
Publisher/Editor Mark Silverman announced the appointment at a staff meeting Monday, calling Burzynski an outstanding journalist.
“I look forward to seeing Sue help the newspaper grow in all aspects of journalism, from public service projects to capturing the moments of life that define our community,” he said. “No one is better qualified for this position than Sue Burzynski.”
Burzynski, 51, succeeds Everett J. Mitchell II, who has been named editor of The Tennessean in Nashville. Both papers are owned by Gannett Co. Inc.
“We have a solid reputation for doing projects and enterprise reporting that makes a difference in people’s lives,” Burzynski said. “I want to continue to give readers stories that explain the impact of news on their lives.”
Burzynski joined the News in 1986 as an assistant city editor in charge of suburban coverage. She has held several newsroom posts including Sunday editor, news editor, executive news editor, assistant managing editor for news, and assistant managing editor for training and recruiting. She also has supervised the news and copy desks and the national desk.
Burzynski also is a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association.