Veteran business enterprise, political journalist Weaver joins IBJ as taking care of editor

IBJ Media has hired veteran organization and political journalist Greg Weaver as running editor of the Indianapolis Enterprise Journal, the regionally owned news media corporation announced Thursday.

Weaver’s responsibilities in the IBJ newsroom’s No. 2 management situation will include coordinating its each day information coverage and e-newsletters, managing social media accounts, modifying stories for the weekly print version, and functioning with reporters on investigative tales and business deals.

Greg Weaver

Weaver, 59, will take the placement vacated by Lesley Weidenbener, who was promoted to IBJ’s top rated editor in January.

“Greg Weaver is a major-notch journalist and editor whom I have admired for a extensive time,” Weidenbener claimed Thursday. “His fascination and concentrate on the interplay between business and politics is primarily suitable for IBJ, and his experience with big breaking tales as properly investigative get the job done will enable make IBJ an even stronger information group.

“Plus, the reporters who have worked for him in the past sing his praises—and that was a significant portion of our determination. I can’t wait for him to get started.”

Weaver worked for The Indianapolis Star for 26 several years in a assortment of roles including business enterprise editor and governing administration and politics editor. In the latter task, he led the Star’s protection of groping allegations in opposition to Indiana Legal professional Basic Curtis Hill, Gov. Mike Pence’s shock increase to vice president, and an ethics scandal involving Duke Energy’s Edwardsport ability plant.

The direct reporter for the Star’s investigative coverage of Duke Vitality was John Russell, who at present is IBJ’s overall health treatment and utilities reporter.

Weaver took a buyout at the Star in early 2019 to go after a 2nd career in general public relations and communications. He subsequently worked for the not-for-earnings cultural organization Indiana Humanities and is currently director of operations and communications for Indiana Forest Alliance.

But he missed journalism, he explained.

“I’m very enthusiastic to sign up for an exceptional, domestically owned media company that aids set the agenda for central Indiana,” Weaver stated Thursday. “I appear ahead to performing with a workforce of editors and reporters that sets a substantial normal for information and is generally on the lookout to up its activity in print, digitally and on social media.

“A solid and authoritative community information report is more important than at any time in our fragmented media landscape and that need has only fueled my motivation to re-enter everyday journalism right after a few of decades in non-gain communications.”

IBJ Media is owned by a trio of area businessmen: Nathan Feltman, who also serves as CEO Mickey Maurer and Bob Schloss.

Weaver gained a bachelor’s of science diploma in journalism and political science from Ball Point out University in 1983. Prior to becoming a member of the Star in 1992, he was the Indiana Statehouse bureau main for The Evansville Courier.