Arizona News Service announced its new leadership team to manage the Arizona Capitol Times and its sister publications and products.
Sales Director Michael Gorman will step into the role of Associate Publisher to oversee the business side of the operation while Interim Editor Gary Grado becomes Executive Editor, overseeing editorial and digital operations of Arizona News Service line of products – the Arizona Capitol Times, Yellow Sheet Report, and Legislative Report – and host the company’s events such as Morning Scoop and awards presentations.
Before joining the Capitol Times earlier this year, Gorman held executive roles with Hearst, Gannett and ESPN. He started his career at the Seattle Times and P-I.
“I’m excited to be able to support our new Executive Editor Gary Grado in continuing our 115-year tradition of offering the best Arizona political news to our readers while also providing advertisers with an unparalleled audience of Arizona political and business leaders.”
Grado has been a journalist since 1994 and covered police, courts, education, and municipal government before coming to the Capitol Times in 2010, where he has won several awards for his reporting. He has served as managing editor overseeing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom since March 2017.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity Michael and I have to continue to grow Arizona News Service and give our readers what they want: political news they won’t find anywhere else,” Grado said.
Lisa Blossman, regional group publisher for BridgeTower Media, the parent company of the Arizona Capitol Times, said, “Michael Gorman and Gary Grado are seasoned professionals with market knowledge of the Arizona political community and they will continue to serve our readers and provide the unique content they have been accustomed to.”