Jason Adrians was named Vice President-Local News in January 2022. Prior to that, Jason served as executive editor of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wis., and national editor for Lee.
Jason has spent the majority of his 25-year journalism career with Lee Enterprises and has served in several newsroom leadership roles, including publisher and executive editor of the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming and executive editor for The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis. He was a manager for the Wisconsin State Journal when the news organization was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of the 2011 protests at the state Capitol in Madison. As Lee’s national editor, Adrians received Lee’s “President’s Award” for “Innovation in Print Media” in 2017. He also has held key newsroom management positions at the La Crosse Tribune in Wisconsin, the Winona Daily News in Minnesota and the Key West Citizen in Florida.
Adrians is a journalism and communications graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Jason and his wife, Katie, have three sons.