Don Detore is the new executive editor of The Repository, CantonRep.com and GateHouse Ohio Media, publisher Kevin Kampman announced Tuesday.
Detore has served as a sports writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and most recently as managing editor. He joined The Repository in 1985.
He succeeds Jeff Gauger, who left in February after 4 1/2 years as executive editor. Detore had served as interim executive editor since Gauger’s departure.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to lead our newsroom and serve the needs of readers across all of our platforms,” Detore said. “We have an outstanding, award-winning staff that will continue to provide great journalism.”
The Repository has been named the top newspaper in its circulation division in Ohio every year since Detore became managing editor in November 2007.
“Don has been an integral part of leading our newsroom during an exciting and challenging time for our industry,” Kampman said. “He demonstrates the highest level of professionalism in journalism and exhibits solid, steady leadership to our editorial department.”
Detore will supervise all editorial functions at The Repository and its sister newspapers — The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia, The Independent in Massillon and The Suburbanite in Green and Jackson Township. All are owned by GateHouse Media.
Detore, 52, is a graduate of Walsh University. He and his wife, Shelley, live in Lake Township and have two grown children, Laura (Fenn) and Joseph.