The Nanaimo News Bulletin has announced who will lead the newsroom going forward.
Greg Sakaki has been promoted to managing editor of the newspaper.
Sakaki has worked for Black Press for more than 14 years, including the last 13 years as sports editor of the News Bulletin.
Sean McCue, publisher of the News Bulletin, said Sakaki has proven to be talented and hard-working.
“Extremely reliable and dedicated, he cares deeply about the newspaper and always strives to do his very best to serve our readers and clients with high-quality work. Greg is an award-winning journalist and well-respected in the community,” McCue said. “We are very proud of his promotion to editor, certainly well-deserved and we know he will do a fantastic job in the years ahead.”
In addition to sports reporting, Sakaki has edited the Bulletin’s letters and opinion pages for the past four years.
In a column that can be found in today’s paper, Sakaki said he’s thankful for the opportunity to become editor and he’s excited.
“I believe I’m taking this on with the right intentions and the sort of energy this new job will demand … What I can promise is hard work,” he said.