Managing Editor Gary Miles, who joined the Detroit News in 2000, has been named editor and publisher, replacing Jonathan Wolman, who died of cancer in April, the paper announced Friday.
Miles, 55, previously worked as etro editor and deputy managing editor before becoming managing editor in 2013.
He earlier held reporting and management positions at newspapers in Lansing, Port Huron and New Jersey, and at a television station in mid-Michigan.
“It’s an incredible honor to lead one of the biggest and finest news staffs in Michigan,” Miles said in a release. “We’ll keep giving Metro Detroit and all of Michigan a news report that’s honest, accurate, fair and compelling.”
Miles was born in Royal Oak, grew up in Midland and graduated from Athens High School in Troy. He’s a graduate of Michigan State University. His wife, Dorothy, is a physician. The couple lives on Grosse Ile with their four children.
Wolman, 68, died April 15 after leading the News for 12 years.
The Detroit News is owned by MediaNews Group.