Rene Sanchez // Editor and Senior Vice President
Rene Sanchez leads Minnesota’s largest news organization, overseeing all aspects of the Star Tribune’s print and digital editions. He joined the Star Tribune in 2004 as a regional reporter and was later named its Sunday editor. He has subsequently overseen the Metro, Business and Sports departments as well as special reporting projects and investigative work. He helped lead the Star Tribune’s investigation of child deaths at daycare facilities in Minnesota that earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.
Sanchez’s journalism career began in New Orleans at The Times-Picayune, where he reported on sports and local news. He then spent 17 years as a local and national reporter forThe Washington Post. In his last six years at the Post, he was based in Los Angeles, covering California and the American West.
A New Orleans native, Sanchez earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University.
Michael J. Klingensmith
Publisher, CEO and Board Member
Editor and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, Digital
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President, Operations
Editor, Editorial Pages
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Revenue Officer
Senior Vice President, Circulation and Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Managing Editor and Vice President
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Economic Development, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
CEO and Co-Founder, Structural, Board Member
CEO, Colle McVoy, Board Member
Founder and CEO, Augeo, Board Member
Chairman and Founder, Taylor Corp., Board Member