Lecker to join Wisconsin State Journal as executive editor

Kelly Lecker

Lee Enterprises has appointed Kelly Lecker as executive editor of the Wisconsin State Journal. Her new role begins on April 11.

Delicious succeeds Jason Adrianswho in January was promoted to the position of vice president-local news for Lee Enterprises.

Adrians said:

Kelly is an excellent journalist, a fantastic leader and is exactly what the State Journal needs in its next executive editor. She’s relentlessly positive and forward looking when it comes to growing audiences and serving communities, and her experience with investigative journalism and digital content innovation make her an ideal fit for the challenges ahead. ”

Currently, she serves as both the interim editor and the managing / investigative editor of the Columbus Dispatch. Lecker joined the Dispatch in 2004.

Since then, she has held various roles at the Dispatch, including digital news editor, assistant managing editor and metro editor. She has also worked at The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, and the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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