Steve Cameron, a career journalist and author, has accepted the position of executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury.
Cameron has a long history of reporting, editing and managing in newspapers and magazines around the country. Among those assignments: He was the managing editor of The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah; the managing editor of Kansas City Magazine, and covered sports and news for The Topeka Capital-Journal and the Kansas City Star. He was the first reporter to interview George Brett when he came to the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals, and he is the author of the definitive book about Brett, called “Last of a Breed.”
Most recently, he has focused on a novel, his 14th published book. He currently lives in Kansas City and plans to move to Manhattan.
“I’ve been tremendously fortunate in my career to work with amazing people, both in this country and overseas,” Cameron said. “But I fell in love with Kansas years ago, and always hoped I’d have a chance to help continue a great newspaper tradition here.
“I’m thrilled to get that opportunity at the Mercury, and I’ll pour my heart into assisting the Seaton family at this historic paper.”
“We’re delighted Steve will join us, and we’re confident he’s going to continue a tradition of great journalism at the Mercury,” said Ned Seaton, the paper’s publisher and editor-in-chief. “We’ve been very fortunate to have Bill Felber running the newsroom for three decades, and we feel very lucky to have Steve succeed him.”
Cameron plans to start work at The Mercury on Sept. 9. Felber plans to retire near the end of September.
“I realize what a legacy Bill Felber has left here,” Cameron said, “so my greatest hope is that this wonderful community will reach out and help me as the Mercury moves forward — serving the area in changing, exciting times.”