USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin names Mark Treinen, Robert Zizzo news, sports directors

Mark Treinen, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Mark Treinen

GREEN BAY – Two veteran editors, Mark Treinen and Robert Zizzo, have been named to new director-level positions for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, the news group announced Tuesday.

Treinen, who joined Gannett in 1994 as a reporter for the Wausau Daily Herald, has been named news director for the network’s 10 newsrooms in central and northeastern Wisconsin. He previously oversaw the group’s four central Wisconsin newsrooms in Marshfield, Wausau, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.

In his new role, Treinen will be based in Green Bay, where he will succeed Zizzo, editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette for the last four years. Zizzo, who joined Gannett in 2012, is taking on the newly created position of sports news director for the group.

Robert Zizzo, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Robert Zizzo

In the role, he will oversee sports coverage at all Gannett papers in the state, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Zizzo, who grew up in Milwaukee and now lives in De Pere, will split his time between Green Bay and Milwaukee.

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