Managing Editor for Operations
Duchesne Paul Drew is the Star Tribune’s Managing Editor for Operations. He’s the newsroom’s liaison to the circulation, production, marketing and advertising departments; he oversees the copy and design desks, newsroom technology issues, training and recruitment; and he leads the newsroom’s community outreach efforts. Prior to being named to his current position, Duchesne was the Assistant Managing Editor for Local News. In that role he coordinated the paper’s metro section and supervised the teams that cover Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities suburbs and public safety issues. Duchesne was previously the Star Tribune’s business editor, St. Paul bureau editor, an assistant editor on the paper’s metro team and a longtime education reporter. Duchesne is president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and serves on the board of ThreeSixty (www.threesixtyjournalism.org), a local program that exposes teens to careers in journalism. Duchesne is a member of the National Association of Multicultural Media Executives and 2009 McCormick Media Fellow. Duchesne has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where he majored in history, and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Duchesne is married to Angela Davis Drew, who anchors the morning and midday shows at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. They live in Saint Paul, MN and have two children.