Per the press release from the Mackinaw Center for Public Policy,
Manny Lopez, a 14-year journalism veteran who most recently served as editor of The Detroit News opinion page, has joined the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential. Over the years, Lopez worked at The News as an editorial writer, columnist, reporter and automotive editor, winning awards for coverage of the GM bankruptcy, health care and other issues.
Lopez also worked for four years as an associate editor and columnist for the Kansas City Business Journal, and served as coordinator for student recruitment and retention at the University of Kansas School of Journalism. He earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010.