The Las Vegas Review-Journal ended its search for a new managing editor Wednesday, when long-time RJ newsman Glenn Cook was named to the position.
“Combined with his understanding of the RJ’s inner workings and knowledge of the Las Vegas news scene, he emerged as a clear, frankly easy, choice for the position,” Moyer said in an email to the newsroom.
Cook is in his 20th year with the RJ. He worked on the editorial page for 11 years, including seven years as a Sunday columnist. He also served as an assistant city editor for four years and as a news copy editor for four years.
As the managing editor, Cook will no longer write an opinion column or play a role with the editorial page. That makes the promotion somewhat bittersweet, he said, but he is excited about the new opportunity.
“I’m looking forward to really rebuilding the staff,” Cook said. “We lost a number of staff with cutbacks over the past five years.”
He said his goal is to help make the Review-Journal the best news organization in the Western region.
“I want to rebuild the newsroom into a 21st century news organization and make the RJ and (reviewjournal.com) essential to the community,” Cook said.
Cook is married with three children and lives in Summerlin. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona in 1992 and a master’s degree in communications from UNLV in 1999.
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