Gary Miles was named editor and publisher of The Detroit News succeeding Jonathan Wolman, 68, who died April 15 after leading the outlet for 12 years. Most recently, Miles was managing editor since 2013.
“It’s an incredible honor to lead one of the biggest and finest news staffs in Michigan,” says Miles. “We’ll keep giving metro Detroit and all of Michigan a news report that’s honest, accurate, fair, and compelling.”
Miles joined The Detroit News in 2000 and later became metro editor and deputy managing editor. He oversaw investigations, sports, and digital operations. Previously, he held positions at newspapers in Lansing, Port Huron, and New Jersey, as well as at a television station in mid-Michigan.
He was born in Royal Oak and grew up in Midland. He’s a graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in journalism.
The Detroit News, first published in 1873, is owned by MediaNews Group.