Jason Stein, former publisher of Automotive News Europe, is the new editor of Automotive News.
Stein, 37, will direct the Automotive News editorial staff of more than 40 reporters and editors around the world.
"Jason is one of the brightest lights of automotive journalism, and he'll help lead Automotive News to even greater prominence in this dramatically changing automotive environment," said Keith Crain, publisher and editor-in-chief. "Our readers are more attached to the news than ever, and Jason has the skills and leadership to serve their evolving needs."
Stein reports to Peter Brown, editorial director and associate publisher. He replaces David Sedgwick, who recently left Automotive News.
From Detroit, Stein also will continue to lead Automotive News Europe. Since the closing of the Munich-based print edition in March, the European staff produces several online news products and sponsors events.
Stein is a veteran journalist who joined Automotive News in Detroit as a reporter in 2003. He has covered important automotive beats in the United States and Europe.
He is Canadian and holds a degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
He can be reached at [email protected] or at 001 313-446-0376.