Times Herald introduces new editor

Bluhm is experienced community journalist

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Warren Bluhm was editor of the Door County Advocate for most of the last 15 years and is now editor of the Times Herald.

Wolf River Media has hired Warren Bluhm as the new editor of the Oconto County Times Herald.

He succeeds Joan Koehne, who left after almost eight years at the end of January to open a new business. Scott Williams served as interim editor until Bluhm took over on March 1.

“Joan did a great job building the Times Herald into a strong community newspaper, and we are confident Warren will take it even further,” said Roger Bartel, editorial director for Wolf River Media, which also publishes The Shawano Leader, Wittenberg Enterprise & Birnamwood News, Super Shopper and other publications.

Born in New Jersey, Bluhm has considered himself a native of Wisconsin for more than 40 years after graduating from Ripon College. He had a long career in radio news, most notably at WDUZ radio in Green Bay, before joining the staff of the Green Bay News-Chronicle in 1997.

He was named editor of the Door County Advocate in 2002 and held that position until the end of October, except for a stint as opinion editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette from 2007 to 2010. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association recognized the Advocate as Newspaper of the Year in 2004 and Best in Division in 2014.

“I’m a big believer in community journalism. I love telling stories about the people and the history of small towns,” Bluhm said. “I’m looking forward to serving in that role at the Times Herald.”

Bluhm and his wife, C.J. Townsend, lived in Little Suamico for 11 years and built a house in southern Door County near Dyckesville five years ago.

Contact Bluhm with story ideas at 920-848-3427 or wbluhm@wolfrivermedia.com.