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Rene Sanchez

Editor and Senior Vice President | Newsroom
Phone: 612-673-7937

Rene Sanchez leads Minnesota’s largest news organization, overseeing all aspects of the Star Tribune’s print and digital editions.

He joined the Star Tribune in 2004 as a regional reporter and was later named its Sunday editor. He has subsequently overseen the Metro, Business and Sports departments as well as special reporting projects and investigative work. He helped lead the Star Tribune's investigation of child deaths at daycare facilities in Minnesota that earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. Sanchez's journalism career began in New Orleans at The Times-Picayune, where he reported on sports and local news. He then spent 17 years as a local and national reporter for The Washington Post. In his last six years at the Post, he was based in Los Angeles, covering California and the American West. A New Orleans native, Sanchez earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Loyola University.
Recent content from Rene Sanchez
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Cracking down on juvenile crime in Minneapolis

Minneapolis and Hennepin County are creating aggressive and unusual strategies to fight rising crime by focusing on juveniles who are a big part of the problem. Listen to investigative reporter David Shaffer and Sunday editor Rene Sanchez talk about a two-part series that starts Sunday on cracking down on youth crime.

Too many deer, too few hunters

While the state's whitetail herd had grown to 1.3 million prior to the start of the firearms deer season the first weekend of November, there are new signs that participation, especially among younger hunters, is in decline. Both trends could bring consequences that reach far beyond the hunting fields. Outdoor columnist Dennis Anderson and Sunday editor Rene Sanchez talk about the upcoming story that you can read Sunday in the Star Tribune and on
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Will Steger: Out of the Wilderness

Will Steger is on a mission to make Minnesota a leader in the fight against global warming. He has left the North Woods to campaign nonstop around the Twin Cities.