The Republic names new editor

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Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin

Mark Baldwin, a journalist who has held managerial positions at newspapers in Wisconsin, New York, and Kansas, has been appointed editor of The Republic (Columbus).

Baldwin, who most recently served as executive editor of newspapers in Stevens Point and Wausau, Wis., replaces Bob Gustin, who retired May 5.

Over the past 12 years, Baldwin has been an executive in Gannett newspapers. He served in a dual capacity from 2008 to 2009, managing both newsrooms at Stevens Point and Wausau in addition to assuming the role of general manager at the Stevens Point publication.

Before his appointment as executive editor and regional executive editor at Wausau in 2000, Baldwin had been a managing editor at the Star Gazette in Elmira, N.Y.; a staff editor at the Chicago Sun Times; a night metro editor at the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle; a copy editor at the Milwaukee Sentinel; and a news editor at the Clearwater (Florida) Sun.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

Departing editor Gustin joined The Republic as managing editor in 1999. He was named editor three years ago.

He graduated from University of Colorado’s School of Journalism and has worked as a reporter and photographer and in management at the Colorado Springs Sun, the Star-Herald in Scottsbluff, Neb., the Evansville Courier and the Evansville Press.

Gustin began working at his hometown newspaper, the Colorado Springs Free Press, in 1969, the summer he graduated from high school.

– The Republic (Columbus)