Editors promoted at KPC Media

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Dave Kurtz
Dave Kurtz

Dave Kurtz, an editor for KPC Media Group for the past 35 years, has been named executive editor for the newspaper group’s three daily newspapers in northeast Indiana.

“Dave has the experience, skill and leadership qualities needed to tackle this new position within our company,” said KPC Media president and publisher Terry G. Housholder. “He will work with the staffs to better coordinate our print and online coverage of the communities we serve.”

KPC publishes The News Sun, covering Noble and LaGrange counties, The Star in DeKalb County and The Herald Republican in Steuben County.

A native of Kendallville, Kurtz graduated from East Noble High School and from Michigan State University. He worked for KPC as a college intern and joined the company full-time in 1974. He became the editor of The Star (Auburn) in 1975.

Kurtz will divide his time between the company’s offices in Auburn and Kendallville. He and his wife, Betsy Rodecap-Kurtz, have three adult sons and four grandchildren.

Housholder also announced that Mike Marturello has been named associate editor for the KPC dailies under Kurtz.

Marturello will retain the title of editor of The Herald Republican and will continue to manage the editorial operations in the Angola office.

Matt Getts, who had served as editor of The News Sun since 2001, will continue as a member of the KPC editorial board, along with supervision of the Sunday editions of the KPC dailies.

He will assume an expanded role as supervisor for the KPC daily newspaper sports department and as senior reporter for the dailies.