Milwaukee Journal Sentinel names Jim Nelson, Jen Steele as business editors

Jim Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jim Nelson

MILWAUKEE – Jim Nelson and Jen Steele are the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s new business editor and deputy business editor, the newspaper announced Friday.

As business editor, Nelson replaces Steve Jagler, who left the Journal Sentinel in December to take a corporate communications job in Milwaukee. Steele, who has been with the paper for nearly 15 years, moves up from a copy editing position.

Nelson started with the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1985 as a reporter covering government and business. After the merger with the Milwaukee Journal, Nelson became a metro editor in 1995. He also spent more than 15 years as a deputy business editor.

Jen Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jen Steele

Steele, an Iowa native, started her career in 2001 at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. After two years, she joined the copy desk at the (Madison) Wisconsin State Journal, where she would stay for just under two years before joining the Journal Sentinel in 2004.

Both Nelson and Steele earned their journalism degrees at UW-Madison, where they worked for The Daily Cardinal student newspaper.

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