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Gary Stein named editor of the Review

Longtime newspaper editor joins Review


SteinGary M. Stein, whose 36-year career in print journalism has led him to positions of increasing responsibility and creativity at major metropolitan newspapers in three states, has been named editor of the Lake Oswego Review.

The job, Stein says, is “an incredible opportunity to do what I have always loved.”

“I knew that I wanted to be a journalist when I was 16 years old. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have built a career around writing, editing and design,” Stein says. “I’ve always believed that everyone has a story to tell as long as you’re willing to listen, and I’m thrilled to be joining a talented staff that shares my passion for telling those stories — in print and online — in a compelling way that catches readers’ attention.”

Stein takes over for longtime Lake Oswego Review editor Martin Forbes, who retired this month.

“I feel very fortunate to have Gary joining our team,” said Lake Oswego Review publisher J. Brian Monihan. “His strong background in newspapers, combined with his friendly and outgoing personality makes him an excellent fit for Lake Oswego. Best of all, he understands the value and importance of community journalism.”

Stein joins the Review after 26 years at The Oregonian in Portland. Most recently, he was the newspaper’s managing editor for custom publications and editor of its Explore The Pearl magazine. He supervised every facet of publication — from story conception and assignment to writing, editing, and design — for a wide variety of targeted-audience and custom vendor publications. He also assisted with promotional campaigns, corporate partnerships and the newspaper’s use of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

Stein also has worked as an editor, writer and designer for the Orange County Register in Southern California and the Dallas Times Herald in Texas; as a writer and editor for the Northwest Credit Union Association, he was responsible for reporting credit union news on the Association’s digital platforms, including the Anthem newsletter and social media sites.

Stein shares his love of storytelling with aspiring journalists by volunteering as a newspaper adviser and Capstone mentor at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton. He also volunteers as an adoption counselor and a member of the board of directors for Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood.

Stein has three grown children and two grandchildren. A self-proclaimed vagabond, he lived in seven states across the country before settling in Beaverton in 1987, where he and his two cats currently reside.



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