UPI Names Regional Editors

Here's a July 2, 1993, release from PR Newswire:

UPI Names Six Veteran Editorial Managers

WASHINGTON (July 2) PR NEWSWIRE - United Press International today appointed six veteran editorial managers to be regional editors in the new offices being formed to focus on customer needs and to create new services and products.

The six seasoned editors will work closely with the new general managers for each region, and with the executive editor in the World Headquarters office in Washington, D.C. All six will direct the news- gathering within their regions and will coordinate with other editors on stories outside their regions.

John R. Hayes, vice president and member of the UPI Executive Management Committee, said the six editorial managers will arrange news coverage in their regions and aggressively identify and develop new services for broadcasters, newspapers and other customers interested in fast delivery of information from around the world.

"These regionally focused editors, working with the general managers, will direct and provide relevant information for our customers," Hayes said. "Their knowledge of their territories and their news background are important assets in meeting customers needs and aiming this company at profitability."

The six regional editors and their regional assignments include: Skip Martin, New York City; Tobin Beck, Miami; Marcy Kreiter, Chicago; Phil Magers, Dallas; Tony Gonsalves, Los Angeles; and Robert A. Martin, Washington, D.C.

Beck, 39, has been Southeast regional editor based in Miami since fall 1991. He previously served as Plains editor based in Milwaukee, Wis., and as Nebraska state editor in Lincoln from late 1983 until 1986 when he moved to Milwaukee. He began his career at The Sidney Telegraph in Sidney, Neb., his homestate.

Gonsalves, 40, joined UPI a decade ago and has managed news-gathering in the vast western part of the United States for the past 17 months, based in Los Angeles. Previously, he was regional editor in Miami, Metrowire editor in Los Angeles and worked in Dallas, Topeka and Wichita in the year after he joined UPI. A native of New Bedford, Mass., he also worked at the San Diego Union before joining UPI.

Kreiter, 40, has been with UPI for 20 years, serving most recently as Central regional editor based in Chicago. She previously was Illinois state editor, assistant managing editor for development and worked on the National Broadcast Desk when it was based in Chicago. Kreiter, who joined UPI as a temporary news writer in June 1973, also spent two years in Grand Rapids, Mich., as a UPI bureau manager.

Magers, 51, entered journalism in 1964, joining the Salina Kansas Journal fresh from graduating the University of Kansas. Two years later, he began a lengthy tour of UPI bureaus, landing in Kansas City, Mo., Topeka, Kan., and Cheyenne, Wyo., where he was bureau manager. Five years later he moved to Dallas and in 1983 was named bureau manager, then state editor and regional editor in 1990.

Harold Martin, 55, joined United Press as a vacation reliever in the Atlanta bureau in 1956, then after a brief stint with The Atlanta Constitution and two years in the Army he joined UPI fulltime in London in 1963, and was assigned to UPITN, the television newsfilm division, to write television scripts for Uganda Television. He toured Europe as a reporter and salesman before returning to the states in 1974, working in Philadelphia, where he was named bureau manager in December 1998 and regional editor in 1990.

Robert A. Martin, 44, joined UPI in 1979 as a reporter in San Francisco and moved to San Jose and Los Angeles before being named Los Angeles bureau manager in 1987. In 1992, Martin was promoted to vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London, and returned in January 1993 to be managing editor. He also worked at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and the Alameda Times-Star in California.


7/2/93 /CONTACT: Jack Hayes, 202-898-8166, or Margaret Durante, 212-614-5074, both of UPI/ CO: United Press International ST: District of Columbia IN: PUB SU: PER