Michael Shearer

Michael Shearer has earned a reputation as a highly successful executive editor, business and community leader. Shearer joined the Akron team as an editor in 2019 after serving as Regional Editor for Northeast Ohio and General Manager/Editor of the Record-Courier in Kent. He has more than 20 years of top editor experience across Ohio and currently is the Beacon Journal’s Market Leader, as the Beacon Journal’s face and go-to representative. His regional editor role involves overseeing 11 additional USA TODAY Network newsrooms, including the Canton Repository.