New York paper names new biz editor

Len LaCara

Len LaCara, the exclusive enterprise editor at The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, has been named the paper’s business editor.

He replaces Steve Sink, who retired at the end of 2012.

A story on its website states,”‘Len brings more than 30 years of journalism and management experience to the business editor’s job,’ said Karen Magnuson, editor and vice president/news. ‘He’s a native Rochesterian who loves this community and is committed to serving it well. I think Len is just the editor to maintain the sophistication of the business report while elevating digital storytelling across all platforms.’

“LaCara worked at the Democrat and Chronicle from 1989-95 and has held editing positions at Gannett properties in Springfield, Mo.; Huntington, W.Va.; and central Ohio. He returned to Rochester in April.”

Read more here. LaCara is a 1982 graduate of Marquette University.