Elkhart Truth names Jon Gard managing editor

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ELKHART — Jon Gard has been named the new managing editor of The Elkhart Truth, Publisher Faye Murray announced

“I’m excited to have someone with Jon’s news experience leading our newsroom,” Murray said. “He has a passion for quality community journalism, and that’s what our readers expect from The Truth.”

Gard, 58, has many years of experience in newspapers in northern Indiana. Most recently, he was a reporter with The La Porte County Herald-Argus and previously was a presentation editor, assigning editor and news editor at the Post-Tribune in northwest Indiana.

“I’m eager to learn more about the people of Elkhart County and will work hard with the newsroom staff to provide the kind of newspaper that generations of readers have come to know,” Gard said.  “This is a diverse and vibrant community. It deserves a news team worthy of its growing aspirations.”

The South Bend native graduated from Ball State University with a degree in journalism and political science, and has received honors for his writing and page design.