Randy Essex

Randy Essex

Lecturer/t

Journalism



ressex2@unl.edu

Randy Essex is the former editor of the Omaha World-Herald, after senior leadership roles at the Detroit Free Press, Cincinnati Enquirer and Des Moines Register. He's overseen Iowa caucus coverage, national auto industry coverage and projects on the opioid epidemic in Ohio. As publisher/editor of the Glenwood Springs (Colorado) Post Independent, he won the 2016 Burl Osborne Editorial Leadership Award from the American Society of News Editors. He's a native Nebraskan and UNL journalism/political science graduate.