Changes made at Crain’s Chicago

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Robert Feder of Time Out Chicago writes about some staff changes made recently at Crain’s Chicago Business.

Feder writes, “I’ve always thought Lisa Leiter did a terrific job as anchor and reporter of the Crain’s Chicago Business daily online video updates. So I was sorry to see that the former Bloomberg and CNN correspondent is no longer fronting Chicago Business Today after almost a four-year run. The new face of Crain’s video is Danny Ecker, who joined the company as a part-time videographer/editor and moved up to full-time status last fall. Although Leiter’s contract expired at the end of the year, she’s still expected to work on small business coverage in print and in video as well as on other projects. ‘I’m a huge fan of Lisa’s and glad she’s continuing to work with us,’ said Jim Kirk, Crain’s chief of editorial operations.

“Also new to Crain’s is Steve Reiss, enterprise editor of the Washington Post and former deputy assistant managing editor of its Style section. He’ll sign on next month as assistant managing editor in charge of features, overseeing Crain’s Business of Life section as well as major feature stories for both print and online. He replaces Andrea Hanis, who jumped to the Chicago Tribune last June as business section planning editor. Before joining the Post in 1990, Reiss had been a reporter and editor at the Miami Herald.”

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