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.” ••