Gazette editor begins FOI presidency

Zack Kucharski, executive editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, becomes the 2018 president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council today.

He succeeds Lynn Hicks, the opinion editor of The Des Moines Register.

Keith Bliven, news director of KTIV-TV in Sioux City, becomes the council’s first vice president.

Moving into the officer rotation today  is Autumn Phillips, executive editor of the Quad-City Times, who becomes second vice president.

Randy Evans remains the executive director of the education and advocacy organization.