Former Vice President of News Operations/Northwest Herald Editor
Dennis Anderson was vice president of news operations for Shaw Media and editor of the Northwest Herald. He is nationally recognized for his community engagement work. Previously, we was Illinois Editor for GateHouse Media as well as executive editor of the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois. The Journal Star was recognized by Editor & Publisher magazine’s 10 Newspapers That Do It Right, received the top award for General Excellence from the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and the Illinois Press Association, and been named GateHouse Media’s Newspaper of the Year. Prior to joining the Journal Star, Dennis was top editor of the Journal-World in Lawrence, Kansas. While at the Journal-World, the paper won the Associated Press Media Editors’ top Digital Storytelling Award three years in a row. The New York Times then called the Journal-World the "newspaper of the future." Dennis also spent 10 years with Gannett newspapers, including the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut and the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin in New York. He also worked at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dennis is president of the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and previously was on the national APME board for 11 years and also News Leaders of America. He is a news consultant and also works with the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation.