Reuters has named Paul Lienert its new Detroit bureau chief. Lienert has an extensive background in the automotive industry.

He has held various editorial positions for such publications as Automotive News, Autoweek, Road & Track, Motor Trend and Car and Driver. Lienert was also the auto columnist for the Detroit Free Press for 10 years and the Detroit News for 13 years.

See below for the memo from Jim Gaines, welcoming Lienert to Reuters.

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