The position at the paper, which is owned by New York-based Advance Media, had been vacant since Thom Fladung left in July 2015. Today, finally, the Plain Dealer has filled it, promoting a journalist from the ranks to be the paper’s next managing editor.
Moving up is Timothy Warsinskey. From today’s announcement:
Warsinskey has been a reporter and editor at The Plain Dealer since 1990 and has won numerous writing, reporting and community service awards. He started in the paper’s Lake-Geauga Bureau, covered a range of professional sports, and covered the 2008 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Most recently, as Trending News editor, he has been working closely with business, entertainment, news and sports journalists to help intensify the newsroom’s digital focus.
In the same announcement, the paper also revealed that editor George Rodrigue has been given the second, additional title of general manager. The Plain Dealer wound up printing an extra million copies of its commemorative June 21 issue celebrating the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA Finals victory.