‘Florida Today’ Appoints Executive Editor

By: E&P Staff

Bob Stover has been appointed executive editor of Florida Today in Brevard County. He previously served as managing editor.

Stover, 60, joined Florida Today in 1992. He succeeds Terry Eberle, who on July 2 was named executive editor of The News-Press in Fort Myers.

Pubisher Mark Mikolajczyk said in a statement that Stover ?understands our rich history and has the vision, commitment and leadership skills to continue to move us forward as Brevard County?s No. 1 multimedia source for news and information. … During his tenure here, he and Florida Today have been recognized for several awards from Gannett, the Florida Press Association, APME (Associated Press Managing Editors) and several other journalism organizations.?

Some of the stories that Stover has worked on include the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster and the 2004 hurricanes.

An Arkansas native, Stover was a reporter with the Arkansas Gazette in 1974 before becoming business editor in 1985. He was later named state editor and assistant managing editor for sports before joining Florida Today as the night metro editor. He ascended to metro editor in 1995, deputy managing editor in 1997, and managing editor in 1999.

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