WATERTOWN – Scott Peterson, a veteran Milwaukee journalist and president of the WNA Foundation, has been named managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times.
Peterson succeeds Tom Schultz, longtime managing editor of the Times who recently announced his retirement. Schultz will officially retire Friday.
“When Tom Schultz announced his impending retirement, I was given a nearly impossible task: find someone to fill the shoes that have so ably guided the Daily Times through many years and innumerable changes in our industry,” APG of Southern Wisconsin General Manager Robb Grindstaff said in the announcement. “Fortunately for us, in Scott Peterson, an award-winning Wisconsin editor with 40 years experience in community newspapers and a background in navigating dramatic changes to the journalism profession, was interested in joining our growing company. Scott’s leadership and experience will be invaluable. He might not fill Tom’s shoes, but he’ll bring his own with him.”
APG purchased the Daily Times from the Clifford family late last year.
Peterson previously served as an editor in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newsroom and editor-in-chief of the Waukesha-based Now News Group, which published 19 newspapers, two magazines and nine websites serving the suburban Milwaukee market. He also served as managing editor for Lake Country Publications, a group of weekly and twice-weekly newspapers serving Waukesha County, and as editor of the Hartford Times-Press.