Our Next Event

Wednesday, December 14 @ 12:00pm
Kevin Christiansen: Farmington Economic Development
John Cowley & Sons
33338 Grand River Ave

Our guest this week was Nolan Finley, the Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News, a position he's held since May of 2000. He directs the expression of the newspaper's editorial position on various national and local issues, and also writes a column in the Sunday newspaper.

Nolan Finley joined The Detroit News staff as a copy boy in 1976 while he was still a student. He navigated the positions of reporter, deputy managing editor, business editor, city editor and opinion leader to eventually become the editorial page editor.

With Finley at the helm, the newspaper has attracted awards with its massive projects, such as the crash of Northwest Flight 255, Kmart’s slow descent, and Kirk Kerkorian’s play for the Chrysler Corporation. He was also one of the first to cover the globalization of the auto industry.

More recently, under his leadership, the editorial page launched The News multimedia website, “Michigan View,” which serves as a magnet and springboard for politics, automobiles and more. And Finley’s work at “Am I Right?” a news and events talk show at Detroit Public Television, led to a series of statewide debates and nightly newscasts.