MONROE — The Monroe Times removed the “interim” designation and named Adam Krebs the newspaper’s editor Oct. 30.
“It is an honor to take over as editor of the newspaper,” Krebs said. “I grew up reading the Monroe Times every day in elementary school. The newspaper played a pivotal role when I was a young person and pushed me to pursue a career in media.”
A Monroe native, Krebs has spent the last three years with the Monroe Times. He has six years overall experience at the publication and has over a decade of experience in journalism as a reporter, columnist and sports editor.
Krebs took over as interim editor when previous editor Emily Massingill left her post at the end of September. Massingill helped guide the Times newsroom during a period of major changes, which included lowering the number of publications per week from six to two, implementing a new website and switching the focus of the paper to hyper local coverage.
“This publication has been in business for more than 120 years and I look forward to continuing to deliver relevant local news to the state line region,” Krebs said.
Krebs graduated from Monroe High School in 2004 and attended UW-Milwaukee and Highland College in Freeport with an emphasis in journalism and physical education. He began his media career as a sports clerk at the Freeport Journal-Standard while attending college in 2006, and has also worked for the Lakeland Times in Minocqua, Wisconsin Sports Network and Big Radio, as well as a previous 3-year stint as sports editor at the Monroe Times from 2008-2011.
Krebs and his wife Courtney live in Monroe and have four children — Perla, Gabe, Vivian and Roman.