The New York Times is making a few more shifts in its newsroom. According to a staff memo obtained by Romensko, Jeremy Peters, who has worked the Times‘ Metro, Business Day and Detroit beats, is replacing Richard Perez-Pena as the Grey Lady’s resident newspaper and magazine reporter. Pena will now be covering New Jersey.
Peters helped cover the imploding auto industry from Detroit and has contributed to the Times‘ Pulitzer-winning coverage of Governor Eliot Spitzer’s ignominious departure from office. “Wherever he’s gone in the paper, Jeremy has demonstrated enthusiasm, boundless curiosity, a great eye for a story and terrific writing. And, as a native of Michigan, he knows a thing or two about industries in upheaval,” Times media editor Bruce Headlam wrote in a memo to staff.