WFYI Public Media has named Dave Rosenthal Side Effects Public Media managing editor. Side Effects is a health news initiative led by WFYI that produces stories heard on WFYI 90.1 FM and seen at wfyi.org and sideeffectsnews.org.
He brings a wealth of journalism and editing experience to his new role. Rosenthal most recently served as senior director of news and public affairs for WBFO/WNED Public Broadcasting in Buffalo, New York, and as managing editor for Great Lakes Today, another public broadcasting collaboration which had its reporting featured nationally on NPR shows like “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace.”
Prior to these positions, Rosenthal spent much of his career at The Baltimore Sun as a senior editor of investigations where he led projects that won honors including the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Breaking News Award. The Sun’s work on the death of Freddie Gray was recognized by The American Society of News Editors, the Online News Association and the National Headliners Awards, in addition to being named a finalist for a 2016 Pulitzer Prize.
Rosenthal received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.