Daily Journal names new managing editor

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The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois, has hired a new managing editor as it transitions to replace the longtime leader of its newsroom.

Misty Knisely, who had served as the managing editor of the Pharos-Tribune in Logansport, Ind., from January 2013 through August 2016, began her new role last week. She is replacing veteran newsroom managing editor Mike Frey, who is retiring.

“Though I’ve only been here a short time, it’s been clearly evident that this is a newsroom team whose talent is matched only by its dedication,” Knisely said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to come alongside that team and continue the Daily Journal’s long history of strong community journalism.”

Frey will retire prior to year’s end.

The Journal also promoted three members of the newsroom as part of the transition.

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