DeKALB – Kate Schott, managing editor of the Daily Chronicle, has resigned from the company to join a Chicago-area media company.
Schott has been with the Daily Chronicle since July 2007, when she joined the staff as city editor. In 2010, Schott was promoted to news editor, and she was named managing editor in 2012. She recently served as interim editor.
Before coming to Shaw Media, the parent company of the Daily Chronicle, Schott graduated from Winona State University in 2001 and earned a master’s degree from University of Illinois Springfield in 2002.
Don Bricker, publisher of the Daily Chronicle, said Schott has played a pivotal role in the development of the newspaper and he was sad to see her departure.
“When an organization has great people, they become targets to be recruited by other companies,” Bricker said. “We have started a search for a new editor who will continue our commitment to quality local journalism and the DeKalb County community ... and we will continue to be a great local media company that values local journalism and community service.”
Schott said it was a tough decision to leave a community she considers home and that she would miss the staff and readers she served.
“Being able to serve DeKalb County and the Chronicle’s readers for the past five years has been an honor,” she said. “I have nothing but praise for the staff and the company, and I am confident they will continue to be committed to being the news source for DeKalb County.”
The move is effective immediately. Eric Olson, sports editor for Northwest Herald, has been named interim editor. Northwest Herald is a Shaw Media newspaper based in Crystal Lake.