Robert Giles, former editor of The Detroit News, dies at 90


Robert Giles, 90, a former editor and publisher of The Detroit News, died Monday, Aug. 7, after battling metastatic melanoma.

Giles spent 11 years at the News between 1986 to 1997, leading the paper to a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for exposing embezzlement at the Michigan House Fiscal Agency and overseeing the integration of the joint-operating agreement with the Detroit Free Press. Giles' career spanned the nation and a number of prominent newspapers, including the Akron Beacon Journal, the Democrat & Chronicle and the Times-Union in Rochester, New York.

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