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Styf: Joe Hosey returning to The Herald-News as News Editor

You probably know his name.

He’s worked here before. He wrote a book. He’s written crime stories.

And now he’ll be leading our news staff daily as News Editor of The Herald-News.

Joe Hosey was everything from a crime reporter to metro columnist to member of the Sun-Times investigative reporting team in his previous 11-year run at the paper.

After he left The Herald-News, Hosey has worked since 2010 at

He was named 2015 Illinois Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Department of Northern Illinois University and the 2014 National Press Club John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award winner.

He also wrote the book “Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson,” published in 2008.

Hosey will start the job on Monday, leading our talented reporting team as we look to further serve our subscribers online and in print.

He’s joined in the category of new this week by intern Megan Schuller, a Roosevelt University student from Plainfield, on our news staff.

Hopefully you’ve been seeing the impact of those news reporters both online and in print in our news reporting.

Hosey, who has shown the ability to report both daily news and the big stories, will come to the paper as a mentor for those reporters and interns, mentioned this week and in last week’s column.

• The Herald-News Editor Jon Styf can be reached at, on Twitter @JonStyf or at 815-280-4119. Styf also is editor of the Morris Herald-News and Herald Life, and is an editor with Pro Football Weekly.

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