Bob Needham is editorial content manager at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. In February 2015, he was appointed by the Ann Arbor city council to serve on the Ann Arbor environmental commission for a term ending May 31, 2017.
Needham previously worked as managing producer for AnnArbor.com, overseeing the publication's entertainment news. He was hired in mid-2009 after the owners of the former Ann Arbor News closed that business and launched a primarily online operation. Before that he was opinion editor at the Ann Arbor News, and had served as entertainment editor there for seven years. He joined the Ann Arbor News in 1996 as a copy editor, after working at other publications in southeast Michigan.
Needham lives in Ann Arbor's Water Hill neighborhood. He was formerly married to Dawn Riffenburg Needham, digital news editor at the Detroit News.
Timeline: Bob Needham
February 2015: Is appointed by the Ann Arbor city council to serve on the Ann Arbor environmental commission. He fills a vacancy left by John German, for a term from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2017.
August 2013: Is hired by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business as editorial content manager, working on marketing and communications publications, as well as overseeing the alumni magazine Dividend.
June 2009-August 2013: Works as managing producer for AnnArbor.com, the new primarily online operation launched after the closure of the Ann Arbor News in mid-2009.
October 2008-May 2009: Works as opinion editor for the Ann Arbor News.
2001-2008: Serves as entertainment editor for the Ann Arbor News.
2000-2001: Works as assistant metro editor for the Ann Arbor News, supervising six reporters.
1996-2000: Works as copy editor for the Ann Arbor News.
1994-1996: Works as copy editor for the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers of metro Detroit.
1990-1994: Serves as editor of The Northville Record in Northville, Michigan.
1987-1990: Works as reporter for The Northville Record, a weekly community newspaper.
1986: Graduates from Alma College with a degree in English.
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- Bob Needham stories on AnnArbor.com
- Bob Needham stories on Ann Arbor Chronicle
- Bob Needham stories in Heritage Media newspapers
- Bob Needham stories in the Google News archives
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