The Automotive News Group has announced staff changes at two of its publications, Automotive News and Automotive News International.
David Sedgwick, 46, has been named editor of Automotive News International. Sedgwick had been industry editor of Automotive News.
He joined Automotive News as a reporter in 1995. For eight years before that, he covered the auto industry for The Detroit News. Sedgwick has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Last year, Sedgwick won a Detroit Press Foundation award for his coverage of the near-demise of a General Motors supplier.
Sedgwick replaces James R. Crate, who rejoins Automotive News as international editor. Crate had been international editor and national editor before directing Automotive News International's conversion to a monthly publication. The international magazine was purchased by parent company Crain Communications Inc. in 1998.
Crate, 58, joined Automotive News in 1990. He has been an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris, The New York Times, the Miami Herald and the Ottawa (Ontario) Journal. He attended Michigan State University.
The Automotive News Group consists of Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Automotive Marketer and Automotive News International and the group's Web sites.