New editors named at Northeast Times

Broad Street Me­dia CEO Dar­win Oordt and pub­lish­er Perry Cor­setti on Monday named a new ed­it­or­i­al de­part­ment lead­er­ship team.

Tom War­ing, a North­east Times re­port­er for al­most 18 years, is the new ed­it­or. Melissa Yerkov, a ver­sat­ile staff mem­ber for eight years, is the new man­aging ed­it­or.

War­ing grew up in Ox­ford Circle and at­ten­ded St. Mar­tin of Tours Ele­ment­ary School, St. Joseph’s Prep and Penn State Uni­versity. In his ten­ure at the Times, he has covered polit­ics and oth­er neigh­bor­hood is­sues. He is a block cap­tain, treas­urer of the Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary and a mem­ber of the Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation and the steer­ing com­mit­tee of the North­east Phil­adelphia Hall of Fame.

Yerkov has worn many hats with­in the com­pany since com­ing on board in Septem­ber 2005. She spent two years as ed­it­or of the Trend Mid­week. In 2007, she was named sports ed­it­or of the Times, where she covered loc­al sports for five years. Dur­ing that time, the News Glean­er went out of busi­ness, and Yerkov helped re­sur­rect its sports ban­quet un­der the new spon­sor­ship of the North­east Times. She also helped cre­ate and launch the NJ Wire and Mid­week Wire. She has spent the past 18 months work­ing as ex­ec­ut­ive ed­it­or of the Mid­week Wire and the last eight months as design dir­ect­or of the North­east Times. A North­east Phil­adelphia res­id­ent, she at­ten­ded Our Lady of Cal­vary, Naz­areth Academy High School and Mans­field Uni­versity.

Broad Street Me­dia pub­lishes the North­east Times, the Star, the Mid­week Wire and the NJ Wire.

“We are very grate­ful to Dar­win and Perry for this op­por­tun­ity,” War­ing said. “We hope to con­tin­ue the good work done by John Scan­lon and Lil Swan­son, our two pre­vi­ous ed­it­ors. Our ed­it­or­i­al staff at all four pa­pers is very strong, and we hope people in the North­east will con­tin­ue to en­joy read­ing the pa­per.” ••

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