A veteran editor took the helm of The Times (Munster).

Bob Heisse, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Spring­field, Ill., was named the editor of The Times Media Co.

He started May 12.

Heisse has served as the top editor of The State Journal-Register since March 2012.

He also served as regional editor of GateHouse Media in Illinois.

At The State Journal-Register, Heisse directed a number of initiatives and projects, including new feature sections and a new health care website.

He also introduced regional reporting pro­jects with GateHouse Illinois newspapers that looked at hunger in Illinois, the state government’s $100,000 earners, con­cealed carry issues and more.

Heisse has pushed his newsrooms to be “digital first” while keeping the high standards of the daily print edition.

He is especially proud of efforts linking the community and the newspaper.

Before joining The State Journal-Register, he led the newsroom of the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., where he worked as executive editor and vice president.

At The Times, Heisse replaces executive editor Bill Nangle, who is retiring after 50 years in journalism.

– The Times (Munster)

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