Industry Dive, a business-to-business mobile-first digital media company, has hired Randy Lilleston as editor-in-chief. He will be responsible for directing editorial strategy across Industry Dive’s portfolio of business publications. Lilleston comes to the company from NPR, where he was a supervising editor of digital news. 

“Mobile presents a huge opportunity to rethink approaches to delivering news to niche markets,” said Lilleston. “I’m excited to join a team that is investing in new models.”

Lilleston is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience in digital news, including as a senior-level editor with USA TODAY, CNN and America Online. NPR won several of the news industry’s highest honors during his tenure, including a George Foster Peabody Award and two Edgar R. Murrow awards.  

"Industry Dive is committed to investing in high quality, independent journalism," said Sean Griffey, CEO of Industry Dive. "Randy brings a unique mix of newsroom expertise and managerial leadership that will continue to make Dive publications must-reads."

Lilleston was an early adopter in the digital media space, moving over to digital news in 1995. He is a longtime member of the Online News Association and has a journalism degree from the University of Central Missouri.

About Industry Dive

Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive produces eight industry-specific targeted publications: Healthcare Dive, Education Dive, Utility Dive, Food Dive, Construction Dive, Waste Dive, Marketing Dive, and Retail Dive.

Designed specifically for mobile, Industry Dive’s publications provide breaking news, comprehensive analysis, and in-depth features for more than one million senior business executives. Industry Dive is your industry in 60 seconds.

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