Meet the Editor

Kathy Warbelow

Editor Kathy Warbelow
TrustedPeer Editor, TrustedPeer, Inc.
Austin, TX
  • English

About Kathy

  • Visiting Editor - University of Texas School of Journalism
  • Executive Business Editor, managing editor - Austin American-Statesman
  • Re-engineering team member - Knight Ridder Inc.
  • Deputy Managing Editor - Detroit Free Press


Managing Editor • Austin American-Statesman
1996 — 2011
  • Executive business editor, managing editor
  • Helped lead staffing and content improvements that raised the quality, aggressiveness and authority of the Statesman,
  • Planned and edited award-winning journalism on major statewide, local and business issues
  • Directed recruitment and staff development; directed strategy for and quality improvement of business coverage
Deputy Managing Editor • Detroit Free Press
1989 — 1996
  • Organized and edited high-impact, multi-departmental special projects
  • Directed national and foreign coverage
  • Special content projects included national award-winning journalism, and a ground-breaking package based on the first-ever public opinion poll in the former Soviet Union


University of Detroit Mercy
BA, Urban Studies

Academic Honors

Magna Cum Laude


  • 2011 National Society of Business and Economic Writers Award - Editor for a package on the departure of the Sematech chip research consortium from Texas and New York and the impact on the region's semiconductor industry


  • University of Texas School of Journalism - Visiting Editor¬†for the Reporting Texas project
  • East-West Center, University of Hawaii - Jefferson Fellowship to study Pacific Rim economic and political issues
  • Judge for the Gerald Loeb Award, the top national business journalism award, administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management


  • The Best Business Stories of the Year," Edited by Andrew Leckey, 2004 Vintage Press (includes series edited by¬†Kathy Warbelow on outsourcing tech jobs to India)