The Star Tribune has named Eric Wieffering as deputy managing editor for enterprise and investigations and Maria Reeve as assistant managing editor for news.
Wieffering, 56, of St. Paul, will oversee the Star Tribune’s investigative work, as well as its ambitious in-depth coverage, which provides readers with compelling stories that often take a deeper look at the week’s breaking news.
For the past five years, Wieffering has led the newspaper’s local and state news teams, guiding some of the Star Tribune’s most important work, including projects such as “A Matter of Dignity,” a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize.
During his 20-year tenure at the paper, Wieffering also has worked as a business reporter, columnist and business team leader.
Reeve, 49, of St. Paul, will take over for Wieffering as assistant managing editor for news, overseeing the newsroom’s largest department.
For the past three years, she has served as the paper’s deputy metro editor and made her mark in helping to create strong local news coverage and as a mentor for young metro reporters. She previously led the Star Tribune’s St. Paul and east metro coverage and served as a features editor.
Before she arrived at the Star Tribune in 2011, Reeve spent 18 years as an editor and reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
She is the current president of Twin Cities Black Journalists.
“We’re excited to have Eric and Maria in these important roles,” said Star Tribune Editor Rene Sanchez. “They are talented editors who know our local community and our state very well, and they are committed to the kind of in-depth, fair, compelling news coverage that our readers expect and deserve.”