We’re happy to announce that Pete Bigelow, an award winning editor and writer, is joining the Changing Gears team next week. Starting Monday, Pete will become our editor for the Web and social engagement. He’ll be responsible for everything on ChangingGears.info, will direct our social media and become our connection with the community across the industrial Midwest.
Pete has spent the past four years in Ann Arbor, Mich., home of our partner Michigan Radio. He served as the sports editor of The Ann Arbor News, and more recently, covered the Michigan Wolverines football beat for AnnArbor.com. Prior to Michigan, he covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for The Daily Times-Call in suburban Denver.
Pete shared first prize for sports coverage this year in the Associated Press Michigan competition.
Though his background is primarily in sports, Pete says he is excited about the opportunity to branch beyond the box scores at Changing Gears. He lives in Dexter, Mich. with his wife, Ericka, two-year-old daughter Eliza. And, the Bigelows are expecting twin boys in August.
Look for Pete to introduce himself when he comes on board next week. Meanwhile, you can follow Pete on Twitter @PeterCBigelow.
Our thanks to Ida Lieszkovszky for taking charge of ChangingGears.info during the past few months. She’s on Twitter @IdaZL. We know we’ll be hearing more from her in the future.