The trend is growing – with long-time print reporters trading ink and print for electrons.
Veteran Akron Beacon Journal reporter Phil Trexler is the latest “ink stained wretch” to go electronic, as he’s leaving East Exchange Street to take his talents to the North Coast…
— PHIL TREXLER-ABJ (@PhilTrexler) April 17, 2015
That’s Denise Polverine, who headed up Cleveland.com as the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Editor in Chief/Director of Digital Operations before taking the job as assistant news director at Trexler’s new workplace, Gannett-owned NBC affiliate WKYC.
Also making a similar move in Cleveland was veteran former Cleveland Plain Dealer sportswriter Tony Grossi.
Grossi went the digital/broadcast route as Cleveland Browns beat reporter for Good Karma’s ESPN Cleveland, providing a healthy dose of online content for ESPNCleveland.com and on air content for the company’s sports radio station WKNR/850 “ESPN 850 WKNR”.
At 13th and Lakeside, Trexler will be investigative producer, working alongside “Channel 3 News”‘ investigative reporter Tom Meyer.
And yes, not only is Phil an OMW reader, we’ve crossed electronic paths from time to time.
Trexler spent so much time covering the travails of former Brimfield police chief (and former WNIR talk show host) David Oliver that we jokingly called him the Beacon’s “acting Brimfield bureau chief”.
“Investigative producer” at Cleveland’s NBC affiliate is a much better title…