Veteran News-Sentinel writer Kevin Leininger retired from the Fort Wayne newspaper after 36 years.
He broke stories on political corruption and government malfeasance, covered a devastating flood as part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team and interviewed celebrities, according to the newspaper.
Leininger, a lifelong Lutheran, accepted a position as vice president for communications at Concordia Theological Seminary.
The 60-year-old graduated from Ball State University in 1977 with a journalism degree.
He started as an intern at the News-Sentinel in 1976. When he graduated there weren’t any openings in Fort Wayne, so he took a job at the Valparaiso Vidette-Messenger until returning to the News-Sentinel in 1979.
Leininger spent several years on the News-Sentinel’s editorial board before going back to writing a column and reporting.
– Fort Wayne News-Sentinel