Roland Klose has been hired as the new business editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Klose has been business editor at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis for the past three years, but he has held a wide variety of jobs in journalism during his career. He was managing editor for the Riverfront Times from 1999 to 2003, and his past business news experience includes jobs as assistant business editor at the Tampa Tribune, and as staff writer at the Memphis and Nashville business journals. He also led the Illinois Times, an alternative newspaper in Springfield, Ill., as editor for five years and worked about nine years as a reporter and editor at the Commercial-Appeal in a prior stint there early in his career. He is a graduate of Washington University.
Post Dispatch officials said Klose’s background as a dedicated and trusted manager with expertise in business and watchdog reporting will be a fine addition to the newsroom and the paper’s business team. Management officials said they are looking forward to continued quality business coverage by the paper’s staff, both online and in print, under the leadership of Klose and assistant business editor Greg Cancelada.