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George Stanley

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2021 Academic Division: Business

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George Stanley is editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and regional editor of USA TODAY Network-Wisconsin.

Before becoming editor in 2015, Stanley was managing editor in charge of news operations, a post he had held since since 1997. As managing editor, he built the Journal Sentinel’s project journalism process. The newspaper’s work has had tremendous community impact while receiving virtually every major national journalism award, including nine Pulitzer Prize finalists and three Pulitzer Prize winners. Before becoming managing editor, Stanley was business editor of the Journal Sentinel and the Milwaukee Sentinel.

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He joined the Sentinel as a reporter in 1989 after working as outdoors editor and environmental reporter at the Wichita Eagle, as a writer for Ducks Unlimited magazine and as a reporter and editor for the Lake Geneva Regional News. He attended St. Matthew Grade School in Allouez, Abbot Pennings High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979. He is currently president of the national News Leaders Association and on the board of the Wisconsin News Association. 

Stanley is married to Pamela (Gruesen), a 1978 St. Joseph Academy graduate and a Marquette University alumna. Pam is an elementary school teacher. Together they’ve raised five children – Nick,  Shannon, Greg,  Lauren and  Ben – and now are extremely grateful to have six wonderful grandchildren.

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