The Great Spring Media Reshuffle, which has seen Detroit journalists young and old(er) moving between local publications, saw another big move Wednesday night:
Some professional news: I am going back to The Detroit News to be the politics editor and a columnist, starting May 23. My last day at Crain’s Detroit Business is May 18. This is a great opportunity to lead one of Michigan’s best teams covering state and federal politics...— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) May 11, 2022
Livengood, a Central Michigan University graduate, worked at the News from 2012-16 before leaving to become a senior editor at Crain's. He covered state government from the Lansing bureau, and broke many stories, including the Todd Courser-Cindy Gamrat scandal in 2015. That story led Courser to file a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper, which was dismissed by a Washtenaw County judge. Courser and his attorney, endorsed GOP attorney general candidate Matt DePerno, were ordered to pay $20,000 to The News in sanctions afterward.