From The Plain Dealer
Mary Lou Brink, former interactive media and niche publications director for the Fort Wayne Newspapers in Fort Wayne, Ind., and most recently a community relations specialist for ITT Technical Institute, begins her new job as The Plain Dealer’s Business Editor on (Feb. 3).
Brink, an Ohio University graduate who grew up in Columbus, will oversee seven full-time business journalists who write for Ohio’s largest newspaper in print and online atcleveland.com.
“I am thrilled to join the high-quality editing ranks at The Plain Dealer, and I look forward to working with such a talented and multidimensional staff,” Brink said via email. “This team of journalists is hands down one of the best, if not THE best, in the country, and I am honored to be among them.
“I’m excited to hit the ground running at such a legendary news organization. My traditional print background coupled with my recent experience directing news websites in Indiana, I hope, will serve the readers and users of The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com, respectively, well.
“Being an Ohio native, I also am thrilled to come home again,” she added.
Brink is a veteran newspaper journalist, having overseen all the magazines and websites for Fort Wayne Newspapers and FortWayne.com. Before that, she spent eight years at the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, first as a metro editor who also oversaw the business reporting team, and then as managing editor.