By: E&P Staff
Caesar Andrews has been named executive editor of The Detroit Free Press. He was previously editor of Gannett News Service (GNS) in McLean, Va. Mark Silverman, former editor and publisher of The Detroit News, will take his place atop the GNS.
“Caesar Andrews is not only one of the leaders of our profession, respected across the country for his service to journalism and journalists, he is a wonderful editor,” said Paul Anger, editor of the Detroit Free Press, in a prepared statement. “We’re elated to have him as executive editor of the Free Press.”
“Mark Silverman also brings a wealth of experience to the GNS job and a deep understanding of the needs of the newspapers around the company,” said Phil Currie, senior vice president/news in the newspaper division, in a statement.
Andrews began his career as a staff writer at Today in Cocoa, Fl., in 1979. He held editing positions at a number of Gannett publications, including USA Today, Florida Today, and at Gannett’s suburban newspapers in White Plains, N.Y. He was named editor of Gannett News Service in 1997.
Silverman joined Gannett in 1986 as senior managing editor at Gannett’s suburban newspapers in White Plains. He also has held top editing jobs with the corporate news department, the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star and The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. In 1997, he moved to the Detroit News as publisher and editor.