Todd Krysiak will take over March 1 as executive editor of the media group. He succeeds Bob Heisse, who is retiring after 44 years in journalism.
“Todd is a proven, veteran news leader, both in Wisconsin and in operations that have touched on news markets throughout the country,” said Marc Chase, Midwest news director for Lee Enterprises. “He knows how special the La Crosse, Winona and Chippewa Falls markets truly are, and he’s eager to dive in, both as an executive editor and a citizen experiencing those communities.”
Krysiak brings 24 years of newsroom experience to the job. He joined Lee Enterprises in 2006 as a staff reporter for the Portage Daily Register before assuming the role as editor at newspapers in Sauk City, Baraboo and Reedsburg.
In 2015, Krysiak was promoted to regional editor of Capital Newspapers North. After two years, he moved into production as news executive and production editor for Lee Enterprises.
Krysiak said he welcomes the chance to return to the newsroom, where he’ll lead the staffs of the La Crosse Tribune, Winona Daily News and Chippewa Herald and six weekly news publications.