Joe Ruscitti, the new editor-in-chief at the London Free Press, is a seasoned news vet who started at the paper as a reporter more than 20 years ago.
Paul Berton's replacement was announced yesterday.
Ruscitti, 49, who started as a reporter in 1988 and worked his way up to managing editor before leaving for a stint at the Globe and Mail, will be multi-tasking in his new job.
He "also will double as regional editor for Sun Media’s south central Ontario operations," says LFP publisher Susan Muszak.
"I’m looking forward to all of us and readers having some fun,” Ruscitti, a Niagara Falls native, says in the story.
Time will tell if Free Press employees will continue to be free to speak their minds, which Berton and staff did before he left in May for a job at the Hamilton Spectator.