Changes at Roanoke biz desk
by Chris Roush
Rob Johnson, business editor at the Roanoke (Va.) Times since 2005, has been named the daily’s first-ever writing coach and will also be a senior reporter in the metro department.
The move will be effective when a successor is found to lead the paper’s business team.
In addition, Times reporter Ray Reed,Â who most recently covered the health care industry,Â moves from the paper’s business teamÂ to the Lynchburg (Va.) News and Advance as political reporter.
And Times technology reporter Andrew Kantor has left The Times to pursue freelance writing.