Indianapolis Star executive editor Ramos to resign

Ronnie Ramos, executive editor of The Indianapolis Star since March 2018, plans to resign Dec. 20 “to pursue other opportunities,” the newspaper reported Monday morning.

Gannett Co. Inc., parent of the Star, told the newspaper that a national search would be conducted to find a replacement for Ramos.

Senior News Director Ginger Rough is expected to serve as interim executive editor. She joined the Star in May 2018 after 15 years with Gannett publications in Arizona.

Ramos, 56, joined the Star in 2013 as sports director before receiving a promotion to managing editor a year later. He replaced Jeff Taylor, who left to become executive editor for news at USA Today.

Before joining the Star, Ramos spent nearly four years as managing director of digital communications at the Indianapolis-based NCAA.

He previously held high-ranking editing positions at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Shreveport (Louisiana) Times, The (Fort Meyers, Florida) News-Press and The Miami Herald.

The Star said Ramos, a Cuban-American, was the first minority to lead the paper’s news operations.

The newspaper said Ramos played a key role in growing the Star’s digital audience.

McLean, Virginia-based Gannett this month was acquired by Pittsford, New York-based Gatehouse Media, creating the country’s largest newspaper company. The merger affected about 260 daily papers, including a dozen newspapers in Indiana.

Executives of the combined company acknowledged there would be layoffs as it tries to cut $300 million in annual costs.

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5 thoughts on “Indianapolis Star executive editor Ramos to resign

  1. Who ever is running The Star is doing a lousy job with all the staff and management changes. The quality of the product certainly has not improved in recent years. It’s getting to the point where the only reason to read The Star is to have something to line the bottom of a bird cage.

  2. once Gannett bought out Pulliam the paper went straight downhill . Mostly good now for the crossword puzzle on Sunday . The political orientation is hard left .

  3. We canceled our subscription. Moving into retirement and even the Thursday/Sunday rate is just too expensive for the content received. The only thing we found of value was the coupons on Thursday, Thanksgiving holiday printing. I do not like cross-word puzzles to continue buying.